Spotlight: Virtual Grower Day 2020

Spotlight: Virtual Grower Day 2020

Growing talent Canada’s growers might be the industry’s greatest export. According to a group of expert panelists at Grow Opportunity’s Virtual Grower Day event held Aug. 19, Canadian growers are in high demand overseas. Despite the challenges of current travel bans...
Converting consumer choice

Converting consumer choice

When Quebec-based Hexo Corp. launched its Original Stash (OS) brand in October 2019, it garnered a lot of attention with its price point and packaging at a time when the industry needed to show consumers it could compete with the illicit market on price and appeal....
Circular cultivation

Circular cultivation

Jake Ward was the first employee to be hired by licensed producer Aqualitas, at a point when the Nova Scotia company was in the early stages of building a proprietary aquaponic system that will become the framework of its cannabis cultivation operation. Ward...
Second feeding

Second feeding

Have you ever thought of the basic needs of plants? Normally when we think of this question, the answer is sunlight, soil, water, oxygen and food. But what is defined as plant food? Plant fertilizers, or “food,” include both macronutrients and micronutrients. These...
Seth Rogen on fighting cannabis stigma

Seth Rogen on fighting cannabis stigma

When actor Seth Rogen was growing up and smoking cannabis in Vancouver, he recalls there was a constant cloud of shame around the substance that still lingers. “I smoke weed all day and every day and have for 20 years. For me, it’s like glasses or shoes. It’s...
Cannabis task force chair shares thoughts on Year 2 of Cannabis Act

Cannabis task force chair shares thoughts on Year 2 of Cannabis Act

High cannabis excise taxes are here to say, said to Hon. Anne McLellan, former deputy prime minister and chair of Canada’s task force on cannabis legalization. McLellan talked with former Ontario deputy premier, George Smitherman, to reflect on Canada’s first two...