Cannabis in Canada
Cannabis in Canada is legal for both recreational and medicinal purposes. Medicinal use of cannabis was legalized nationwide under conditions outlined in the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations, later superseded by the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations, issued by Health Canada and seed, grain, and fibre production was permitted under licence by Health Canada. The federal Cannabis Act came into effect on 17 October 2018 and made Canada the second country in the world, after Uruguay, to formally legalize the cultivation, possession, acquisition and consumption of cannabis and its by-products. Canada is the first G7 and G20 nation to do so.
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Top Cannabis Companies in Vancouver, Canada
Zenabis Global is a licensed producer of medical and recreational cannabis and employs staff coast-to-coast. They are a diverse, passionate team of doctors, scientists, researchers, growers, educators, and advocates who came together with the goal of increasing access to safe, high-quality cannabis for medical patients and recreational consumers.
Their four facilities are located coast-to-coast across Canada in Delta and Langley, British Columbia; Atholville, New Brunswick; and Stellarton, Nova Scotia. Zenabis recent addition of the state of the art greenhouses in Langley provides Zenabis with 3.5 million square feet of land and premises that can, upon full conversion, be dedicated to production space.
The company’s marketing strategy is built on offering consumers high-quality cannabis products combined with tailor-made brands that cater to medical and adult-use recreational customer bases.. .
Future Farm Technologies Inc. is a Canadian company with projects throughout North America including California, Florida and Maryland.
The Company’s business model includes developing and acquiring technologies that will position it as a leader in the evolution of Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) for the global production of various types of plants, with a focus on cannabis. Future Farm provides scalable, indoor CEA systems that utilize minimal land, water and energy regardless of climate, location or time of year and are customized to grow an abundance of crops close to consumers, therefore minimizing food miles and its impact to the environment.
The Company holds an exclusive, worldwide license to use a patented vertical farming technology that, when compared to traditional plant production methods, generates yields up to 10 times greater per square foot of land. The contained system provides many other benefits including 90% less water, fertilizer and land used, less travel costs, seed to sale security, scalability, consistency due to year-round production, cost control, product safety and purity by eliminating environmental variability.
The Company also utilizes a leading cannabis oil extraction technology, which enables the Company to process 20lbs/hour of cannabis plant to yield approximately 908 grams/hour of oil.. .
Anandia Labs is a biotechnology company focused exclusively on cannabis, with the aim of bringing the best of modern science to the cannabis industry for the benefit of growers and consumers. Anandia Labs provides industry leading analytical testing services including potency, pesticides, microbes and terpenes to Licenced Producers and patients.
In addition, Anandia Labs uses its cannabis-specific scientific expertise to assist its customers in the analysis of their testing results and resolution of any detected non-conformities.. .
Heritage Cannabis Holdings
The Company is focused on becoming a vertically integrated cannabis provider that currently has two Health Canada approved licensed producers, through its subsidiaries PhyeinMed Inc. and CannaCure Corp.
Both regulated under the Cannabis Act Regulations. Heritage is focused on advancing its scale and technology footprint to compete both domestically and internationally..
AgraFlora is a growth oriented company that that focuses on the international cannabis sector, understanding the health and wellness benefits of cannabis. The company is focused on providing premium quality cannabis to consumers through a stable of product lines.
It is equipped with robust portfolio of licensed upstream, downstream, and product formulation assets. AgraFlora owns and operates an ACMPR licensed indoor cultivation operation in London, Ontario and controls a 70% interest in Propagation Service Canada and its large-scale, 2.2 million square foot greenhouse complex in Delta, B.C.
The Delta Greenhouse Complex is equipped with 2.2 million square feet of cultivation area under glass and is considered to be a technically advanced and environmentally efficient greenhouse operation. AgraFlora is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada..
BaM is a producer of cannabis that is lab-tested to ensure it is potent and free of contaminants. BaM cannabis is grown in a state-of-the-art, climate-controlled facility.
Temperature and humidity are constantly monitored to ensure optimal growing conditions.. .
Channeling the spirit of Hawaii in the Okanagan, high-grade handcrafted strains by Choom are all about cultivating good times and good friends. Choom was inspired by the Choom Gang; a group of buddies in Honolulu during the 1970s.
Now, after four decades, Choom is bringing the spirit of Hawaii to the Okanagan. The company is planting its flag in the rapidly growing legal cannabis industry in Canada with its own brand of high-grade handcrafted herb..
Taat Global operates as a health and wellness company. It is focused on hemp-based products that have been demonstrated to aid in improving health, quality of life, and overall wellness.
Taat provides a better-for-you alternative to tobacco that tastes and smokes as well as, or better than, traditional cigarettes. Taat Beyond Tobacco cigarettes effectively deliver high yielding CBD & CBG without the “high” and without the scent or taste of cannabis..
Naturally Splendid Enterprises Ltd.
It apply advanced technology and science to hemp, and build a company that provides consumers, manufacturers and retailers access to high quality hemp products. We wanted to build a company that brings hemp to the forefront of health, innovation and bio pharmaceuticals.
Naturally Splendid has achieved this through consumer facing retail brands, scientific hemp breakthroughs with HempOmega, fulfilling wholesale plant based ingredients and applying science to the medicinal CBD industry. Most importantly, our goal was to create products that people love, benefit from and are good for the environment..
Xebra Brands a cannabis cultivation and product company with global brands and intellectual property. They hold cannabis cultivation and processing licenses and have entered into an agreement for IP to render cannabinoids water-soluble.
We develop brands and cannabis-infused beverages for sale globally where cannabis is legal. Trademarks have been filed worldwide for our inaugural cannabis-infused beverage brands, including, MadCap soft drinks, HighJack energy drinks, HolaHi iced teas, Vicious Citrus lemonades, and our CBD sports beverage – Conquer.
The company’s Mexican subsidiary Elements Bioscience specializes in wellness, with a line of CBD products pending regulatory approval.. .
Vext Science is an agricultural technology company that utilizes and distributes cannabis products. It extracts, manufactures, and distributes cannabis and CBD products.
The company is executing its business growth by leveraging experience and expertise in extractions, product manufacturing, and marketing to expand in the U.S. and internationally through revenue and profit-sharing joint venture partnerships.
Vext Science was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia.. .
Agrios Global Holdings
Agrios is a data analytics-driven agriculture technology and services company that advances the latest innovations in indoor growing science. It leases and manages properties and equipment for eco-sustainable agronomy and provides advisory services to support all aspects of aeroponic cultivation in the cannabis sector.
Through its subsidiaries, the company provides aeroponic equipment rental, nutrient procurement, monitoring, and agronomy consultancy services.. .
Christina Lake Cannabis
Christina Lake Cannabis focuses on oil extraction that provides for more significant margin opportunities than the crowded indoor flower market. The company features a source for premium outdoor cannabis oil.
It was founded in 2018 and headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia.. .
1933 Industries is a brand-focused cannabis company focusing on the cultivation and manufacturing of cannabis consumer branded goods in a range of product formats. It controls all aspects of the value chain with cultivation, extraction, processing, and manufacturing assets supporting its diversified portfolio of cannabis brands and licensing partners.
1933 Industries was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia.. .
Orion Nutraceuticals is a manufacturer and distributor of cannabinoid oil and extracts for the sports medicine market. It aims to set a new standard in cannabis life science by producing and developing innovative products with key strategic partners in the industry.
In conjunction with its professional sports strategic alliances, the company is poised to advance research and development in the plant science sector, deliver science-based products and services, and market CBD therapies to the mainstream with proprietary brands and products.. .
Harvest One Cannabis Inc.
Harvest One Cannabis Inc, formerly Harvest One Capital Inc, is a Canada-based company which controls operations across the cannabis value chain through three business units. The Company serves as the umbrella company over horticultural arm United Greeneries and medical arm Satipharm AG.
Each business is strategically located with supportive regulatory frameworks in place. United Greeneries has received a Canadian medicinal cannabis cultivation license, making the Company the capacity to commercially cultivate cannabis in a federally regulated environment..
Invictus MD Strategies Corp.
Founded in 2014, Invictus MD represents a powerful platform of licensed cannabis producers across Canada. We are committed to providing patients and adult users with high-quality medical-grade marijuana through clean and organic means.
Our development has always been towards the future, when the cannabis industry fully opens up into a regulated consumer market. With a legislative head start in Canada, we have quickly secured one of the strongest cultivation profiles in the country, supported by over 250 acres of production capacity.
All our licensed producers operate under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) and share a common dedication to quality, consistency and safety.. .
CannaLogic™ was developed in 2016, to provide the most modernized state of the art e commerce and POS solution to dispensary owners, offering a turn-key white-label solution. In addition offering a seed to sale platform for marijuana producers.
The CannaLogic solution is a proven process, helping dispensary owners and producers take advantage of the rapidly changing technological environment. As a result, dispensary owners and cultivation producers will experience less operational overhead, increased profitability and improved customer and employee satisfaction..
BLOCKStrain Technology Corp.
BLOCKStrain Technology Corp. (TSX-V: DNAX.V), a full-service software company headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Canada, has developed the first integrated blockchain platform that registers and tracks cannabis intellectual property (“IP”) from genome to sale.
It is proprietary, immutable and cryptographically secure, thereby establishing a single source of truth for cannabis strains and their ownership.. .
Cannex Capital Group
Cannex Capital Group Inc. is positioned to be an innovative global cannabis company.
Founded by an established group of industry and investment professionals, we intend to leverage our proven operational experience and success to develop opportunities through a diversified consolidated platform of cannabis industry assets.. .
Next Green Wave
Next Green Wave is a vertically integrated seed-to-consumer premium medicinal and recreational cannabis company. NGW has acquired licenses for its nursery/breeding, cultivation, extraction, and distribution operations covering both medical and recreational cannabis production and services.
Construction of phase one of the indoor facility (35,000 ft²) has been completed and is now moving into production of premium cannabis products. NGW will push the innovation envelope and will develop premium brands that can be distributed across the globe.
NGW has a library of more than 120 genetic cannabis strains which include several cannabis cup award winning genetics.. .
Tru•Trace Tech developed the first integrated blockchain platform that registers and tracks intellectual property for the cannabis industry. Strain protection and genetic identification are major issues for growers and breeders, and this new technology allows them to identify and secure rights to their valuable intellectual property (IP).
The StrainSecure cloud-based platform streamlines the administrative process of genetic registration and mandatory quality-control testing for legal cannabis, cutting the administrative time and expense in half.. .
Isracann is a pure-play cannabis firm that focused on becoming a premier, low-cost cannabis producer for both domestic and European export sales. The company production capability targets undersupplied domestic demand and international markets through Israel’s new export framework for 2020.
It has four pillars including Cultivation, Manufacturing, Distribution, and Branding. Isracann Biosciences was founded in 2010 and is based in Vancouver, BC, Canada..
Veritas Pharma Inc. is a research based global medicinal cannabis company that develops innovative cannabis healthcare therapies, products and services.
We strive to unlock the medicinal potential of cannabis through science and transform the industry by providing patients and physicians with comprehensive scientific evidence of our proprietary cannabis treatments (therapeutics/medications/solutions).. .
GreenStar Biosciences is a growth-oriented technology and services company that provides real estate, financial, management, IP and branding support to licensed cannabis businesses. The Company operates a growing portfolio of tenant partner companies in the United States.
GreenStar applies refined strategies tested in the Washington State market to help partner companies reach their full potential.. .
OVATION Science Inc. (“OVATION”) is ready to capitalize on the growth of the cannabis market with its skin delivery technology that is disrupting the topical cannabis market with its advanced science.
OVATION provides its pharmaceutical-grade technology to its global licensees resulting in high-quality, efficacious topical and transdermal products for consumers.. .
Cannabium is an innovative payment mechanism dedicated to the cannabis industry. The company develops a preferred method of payment for all cannabis transactions.
It diversifies the existing crypto portfolio by adding the stability of a coin directly motivated by a valuable product. It is a revenue solution for cash intensive businesses.
Cannabium brings power to the consumer and the retailer, giving everyone equal access to the same marketplace and reducing costs for everyone involved. Cannabium was founded on 2017 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada..
RavenQuest is a diversified publicly traded cannabis company with divisions focused upon cannabis production, management services & consulting and specialized research & development. RavenQuest is a licensed producer with facilities located in Markham, Ontario and Edmonton, Alberta.
RavenQuest maintains a research partnership with Montreal’s McGill University focused upon cultivar (strain) recognition, plant stabilization and yield maximization of the cannabis plant. The Company focuses on partnerships with Indigenous communities and entered into an MOU to construct a cannabis production facility on sovereign land of Fort McMurray First Nation #468.
RavenQuest has also recently entered into an LOI to pursue the acquisition of Western Agripharma Ltd., a late stage application with a production facility under construction on British Columbia’s sunshine coast.. .
Habitat Life is focused on investing in innovative, sustainable technology that is not only environmentally thoughtful but also economically viable. With the development and deployment of its ACMPR licensed cannabis facility, Habitat brings vertical farming, aquaponics, AI augmentation and North America’s largest inland Salmon farm all under one roof.
Habitat’s aquaponics ACMPR cannabis project is scheduled to begin construction the Fall of 2018. With over 500,000 square feet of vertical hydroponics grow space and 100,000 square feet of salmon production, Habitat’s output will reach over 100,000 kg of dried cannabis and over 1,300 metric tons of Coho Salmon per year.
Expected completion date is September 2019.. .
Biome Grow Inc.
Biome Grow Inc. wholly owns THC Dispensaries Canada Inc., an authorized licensed producer in Nova Scotia under Canada’s Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations.
Cultivator Catalyst plans on operating a diversified mix of low-cost licensed cannabis production facilities across Canada and other jurisdictions in the coming years. These additional facilities will be achieved through a mixture of acquisitions and organic growth.
Moreover, Biome will integrate a complimentary platform of technologies and services targeted at both the Canadian and international cannabis markets. .
Cannigistics Agri-Solutions Corp. develops an application framework that can help growers and agricultural-facility managers to optimize operational efficiency, regulatory compliance, and production results.
It designs an enterprise software platform to meet the needs of medical marijuana industry by providing compliance and records management; and real-time access to assurance data for operational processes within a business.. .
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