Cultivating quality organic cannabis is a meticulous process which takes experience, care, and the proper technology. Pete Young, our master grower, has refined the method over decades of study. We combine his experience with GMP-compliant quality assurance standard operating procedures to ensure our clients get only the best available consistent medical cannabis.
Our state-of-the-art, bio-secure cannabis cultivation facility is designed specifically to produce quality medical cannabis. Here’s how:
The construction ensures precise environmental control, physical and genetic security, a pest- and contaminant-free environment, and quality assurance.
The facility is regularly inspected and remains in compliance with regulations set out in the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) and all other relevant regulations.
All growing rooms and connecting hallways are built with pharmaceutical-grade epoxy floors and plastic wall and ceiling paneling for easy cleaning, thereby ensuring a pristine growing environment.
Only specially-trained employees wearing full-body sanitary protective equipment are permitted to enter bio-secure areas. Coupled with preventative maintenance and thorough facility and equipment sanitation programs, these measures enable us to maintain ideal growing conditions at all times.
Our state-of-the-art HVAC system precisely controls humidity and atmospheric conditions to keep plants healthy and free of mold or bacteria. Temperature, humidity, and CO2 levels are constantly monitored to maintain optimal growing conditions.
We use a cultivation and testing procedure with over 100 quality control points.
The quality and consistency of our medical cannabis begins with the right genetics. We choose starting materials based on their quality, consistency, and cannabinoid and terpene profiles. The mother plants, or “mothers,” are carefully checked and tested by the master grower when they arrive.
Only the best starting material is accepted into the facility.
The mothers are diligently monitored to ensure they are thriving so every batch of cannabis we grow is our best.
Every batch, or “lot,” starts out as a cutting taken from one of our mothers. We trim off healthy stems then place them in sustainably-sourced rockwool.
These samplings stay in room of their own, thriving under light from T5 grow lights 24 hours a day.
Of all the clones only the strongest are taken to the Vegetative Room where they are regularly pruned and trimmed for optimal growth.
The plants are transplanted into larger containers and brought to the Flowering Room where they are carefully aerated, watered, and fed on a precise schedule.
Plants in the Flowering Room get 12 hours of 1000-watt high-pressure sodium light each day. We use a specially-designed lighting fixture to naturally encourage the plant to produce more budding sites over a larger growth area.
Each plant’s trichomes are individually examined to ensure it is harvested at the optimal time. When we’ve confirmed the plant is ready to harvest we flush the soil with water. This lets the plant know it’s time to use up all the nutrients it has stored. The soil is then recycled as flowers are harvested and taken to the trim room. We turn unwanted plant matter into compost which then safely returns to the ecosystem as compost for local farms.
The buds are separated from the stalk and leaves with an automatic trimmer, or for special batches, trimmed by hand.
The cannabis is then placed in a drying chamber where we use custom-made drying plenums to wick the moisture out of the buds, ensuring even humidity throughout.
The plenums send a gentle breeze of fresh air over the cannabis, drying it gradually and consistently to retain potency and flavour. The cannabis is sweated to achieve even moisture distribution and is analyzed at a minimum of 6 different locations throughout the process.
A random sample is taken from each batch of cannabis and tested at a third-party laboratory.
We don’t use a batch to fill orders until we’ve received confirmation of the sample’s contents.
We also hold on to a small amount from each batch and keep it for over a year in case further testing is required.
Once the test sample is sent off, the rest of a batch is packed into air-tight containers. These containers are put into a quarantine while they cure, bringing out the plant’s natural aromatic qualities.
Once our Quality Assurance expert checks off on a batch and we’ve received results from the laboratory, the cannabis is ready for packaging.
It’s placed in an airtight, watertight childproof container and preserved until it reaches its destination by trusted, discrete courier service.