Unhampered hemp

Unhampered hemp

Jan Slaski remembers the day he was invited by a local news outlet in Edmonton to do an interview on the eve of cannabis legalization in October 2018. The reporter asked if Slaski was excited about the historical moment. He said yes, but not because recreational...
The role of root oxygen in plant performance

The role of root oxygen in plant performance

Cannabis growers are well aware of the importance of oxygen for cannabis production – both for quality and quantity – but we should understand the dynamics of oxygen and how proper levels of dissolved oxygen in water can impact the plant and its performance. The...
Virtual CANNAtalk creates community of growers amid COVID-19

Virtual CANNAtalk creates community of growers amid COVID-19

When growers have a platform to share knowledge and support, the cannabis industry moves forward. Niek Roovers, business development manager at CANNA Canada, said it is for this reason that the idea for The Passionate Growers’ Hub came about. These small networking...
Habitat for life

Habitat for life

If you can’t see what a bison has in common with a salmon, then you might not have the inventive vision of two ranchers in British Columbia, who are now realizing their goal of “wielding the technology of nature” in an aquaponics venture that began bringing...
The gene pool

The gene pool

Cannabis breeding and genetics could be the next big opportunity for cannabis licensed producers. At this point in time, there isn’t much breeding going on among Canadian licensed cannabis producers. However, some companies such as Tantalus Labs in Vancouver B.C.,...
Cannabis testing 101

Cannabis testing 101

Before the regulation of the cannabis industry, consumers would simply trust their “source” and fire up their organic bud grown with love. Depending on the grower, the flower may have been cultivated organically and free of pesticides and fungicides. Or, maybe not. As...