Templates & Automation in AirMed 5

Smart Input Fields

When AirMed 5 is released in early 2023 it will include a number of new automation features and templates to help you work more efficiently.

Plan Templates

Plan templates are designed to help create formulas for production. For instance, after completing the cultivation, drying and packaging of a new batch, a Batch Plan template can be created to map out the time in each grow phase based on the values from the existing plan. In addition, the average number of grams per plant can be automatically calculated based on the batch harvest statistics. Once a batch plan is created, it can be attached to a strain so that the next time it is propagated, the default values can be automatically set.

Work Order Task Templates

AirMed 5 features a comprehensive task template with activities or scheduled actions available to automate a series of tasks required to complete a process. A task in AirMed is a block of time associated with an activity.
Once recorded and accumulated, a series of tasks can become a template. You can create a template for the a grow cycle or a specific process. That template can serve a work order to help manage cultivation or the manufacture of extractions, topicals and edibles.
Tasks can be assigned to different departments or users with activities cascaded across the entire production cycle. For example, if a template is associated with a strain, future propagation events will automatically schedule the tasks related to cultivation, harvesting, packaging, and more. Tasks let you capture information, compile them, and use the template as a work order to accomplish processes as efficiently as possible.

For more information on these new features or to book a demo of AirMed to see them for yourself, click the Request Demo button at the top of the page or use any of the contact forms.

In the meantime visit our Software page.


Lift Expo Vancouver 2023: Jan 12-14

The Lift & Co. Expo will be making its return to Vancouver January 12-14 at Vancouver Convention Centre.

Lift is a strategy-focused, advocacy-oriented business and community leadership conference intent on meaningful change and sustainable growth in the cannabis industry. Topics will include: The ‘Team Canada’ Approach, Raising Capital, Advocacy & Lobbying, Cannabis Blockchain, Indigenous Cannabis, Speed Breeding and More!

For more information visit: Lift Expo


What to expect from the Cannabis Act Review

Since the announcement of the Cannabis Act review, people are speaking out about what they hope to see from reviewers.

The review was initially planned to begin in 2021 and look at the public health implications of the legalization of cannabis in Canada.

The CBC reported that the government delayed the start of the review to expand the scope. “The review mandate has been expanded to include an examination of the social and environmental effects of the Cannabis Act, the impact of legalization and regulation of medical cannabis and the impact on racialized communities and women.”

Read more here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/public-health-cannabis-mandated-eview-1.6591442

An article in The Globe & Mail stated that “For George Smitherman, the chief executive officer of the Cannabis Council of Canada, the national industry association, the announcement comes at a critical time. Companies continue to face pressure from the illicit market, as well as excise taxes, provincial distributor markups and regulatory fees.”

Read more here: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/article-health-canada-cannabis-act-review/

The Toronto Star notes that the pot sector wants packaging changes and financial relief from the review. “The industry is frustrated the review’s launch arrived a year later than mandated but is still hoping it can result in enough tweaked restrictions to make cannabis distribution easier, draw in new customers and prevent more staffing and facility cuts.”

Read more here: https://www.thestar.com/news/cannabis/2022/09/22/pot-sector-wants-packaging-changes-financial-relief-from-cannabis-act-review.html

The review is expected to be completed in 18 months, and government officials say that it will consider health issues as well as financial, tax, regulatory and criminal-justice matters.


Quality Management in AirMed 5

Multi-level Approvals

AirMed 5 includes the option to record eSignatures and lets you create an approval workflow with one or more signatures required for a given activity.
Approval workflows can include a single signature or one or more unique signatures plus optional witnesses. When an individual is tasked with electronically signing for an approval, a notification is sent through the AirMed internal messaging system. Within the message is a quick link to the location where the eSignature is required.

QMS Incident Tracking

A new incident management system lets users record incidents that deviate from normal operating protocols or that affect compliance data. Incident tracking can be used in any area of the facility including plant growth, extraction, orders and fulfillment.

Incidents can be automatically created when certain events occur, such as back-dating or undoing/editing specific data. AirMed creates a comprehensive audit trail for any alteration made to compliance data and provides auditors with a tool to examine corrections or modifications.

Escalation & Investigations

Escalation of specific types of incidents can be automated using message notifications. Users can initiate an inquiry related to an incident and have it automatically escalated to an appropriate investigator.
Investigations could be related to any incident such as employee illness or injury, hazardous spills, deviations, non-conformance, loss or theft, recalls, vender audits, crop destruction, pests, or any other incidents. AirMed manages each incident through the cycle of investigation, evaluation, resolution, corrective action, and procedures.

For more information on these new features or to book a demo of AirMed to see them for yourself, click the Request Demo button at the top of the page or use any of the contact forms.

In the meantime visit our Software page.


B.C. enables farm-to-gate sales of cannabis products

The Province of British Columbia announced last week that it will introduce a new cannabis retail licence that will allow eligible federally licensed cannabis producers to sell non-medical cannabis products from stores located at their cultivation site.

The producer retail store (PRS) license is expected to go into effect on November 30, 2022.

Standard cultivators, micros and nursery licence-holders will be eligible to apply through the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch’s (LCRB) liquor and cannabis licensing portal.

The media release published on the Province’s website reads, “This licence was created as part of the Province’s commitment to enable farm-to-gate cannabis sales in British Columbia… This launch follows the recent opening of the first farm-gate cannabis facility in B.C. in Williams Lake, which was a result of the government-to-government agreement between the Province and Williams Lake First Nation.”

B.C. currently has 212 federally licensed cannabis producers, which includes 74 micro-producers.

To read the full media release visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2022PSSG0061-001490

Information about cannabis regulation in B.C.: https://www.cannabis.gov.bc.ca

Information about the Buy Legal campaign: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/public-safety/cannabis/buy-legal

Licensed cannabis producers and retail stores in B.C. interested in participating in direct delivery can find information on the program’s website:
https://www.bcldbcannabisupdates.com/LDBDirectDeliveryProgram

Information about the BC Indigenous Cannabis Product (BCICP) program: https://www.bcldbcannabisupdates.com/BCICP


New Design Tools in AirMed 5

Report and Label Designer

Leading the industry in design tools, AirMed 5, due in the first quarter of 2023, will include an optional report and label designer. This powerful tool lets you design your own reports that can be accessed throughout the software.

Business Intelligence Designer

With our new optional Business Intelligence designer, customers will be able to build their own widgets and attach them to relevant areas throughout the system.

Custom Form Builder

A new form designer will let you create custom forms that access to system data-sources. Custom forms include drop-down lists, custom fields, data & time fields, electronic signature fields, checklists and more.

For more information on these new features or to book a demo of AirMed to see them for yourself, click the Request Demo button at the top of the page or use any of the contact forms.

In the meantime visit our Software page.


Government of Canada launches Cannabis Act review

On September 22, 2022, the Government of Canada announced the launch of a legislative review of the Cannabis Act.

The announcement stated, “Parliamentarians recognized the need for an early assessment of the Government’s new approach to cannabis control, and included a provision requiring a review in the Act. The review will help ensure that the Act adapts to the current situation and continues to meet Canadians needs and expectations.”

An independent panel of experts will lead what is being called a credible and inclusive review. “The Panel will provide independent, expert advice to both Ministers on progress made towards achieving the Act’s objectives, and will help identify priority areas for improving the functioning of the legislation.”

In conjunction with the legislative review, an online engagement process has been launched.

All Canadians are invited to read Taking Stock of Progress: Cannabis Legalization and Regulation in Canada.

Read here: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/programs/engaging-cannabis-legalization-regulation-canada-taking-stock-progress/document.html

Canadians are also encouraged to share their views via the online questionnaire or through written feedback until November 21, 2022.

Take the survey here: https://ca1se.voxco.com/SE/?st=3KoT2Xgsv4uHJF2%2F0i%2F7oo5IS3ATejUCjIjdJ4lUsME%3D&lang=en

You can also read the original announcement on the Government of Canada website.

Visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/news/2022/09/government-of-canada-launches-legislative-review-of-the-cannabis-act.html


Redesigned Interface in AirMed 5

AirMed will get a completely redesigned interface with the release of AirMed 5 at the beginning of next year. AirMed 5 will have light and dark themes for use under bright lights in work areas such as grow rooms. When using the dark theme, less light is reflected from the screen to limit oversaturation from dark text on a light background.

The new look and feel will make it easier to process the information on screen and navigation lets users see where they are in the application at a glance. Infographics are being incorporated where applicable to display more details using less screen space.

We’re minimizing the number of clicks required to complete each step in a process. The actions menu is extended with a carousel, and a new grid control offers new options for viewing, sorting, searching, and grouping data. Columns can be rearranged to match a user’s preference, and settings are saved for future sessions.

And there’s so much more.

For more information on these new features or to book a demo of AirMed to see them for yourself, click the Request Demo button at the top of the page or use any of the contact forms.

In the meantime, visit our Software page.


Micro licences take off in Quebec

According to a recent post at the cannabis news website, Stratcann, Quebec has seen more new micro licences in 2022 than any other province so far this year.

The CEO of the Association québécoise de l’industrie du cannabis (AQIC), Pierre Leclerc, says believes the recent increase may be a reflection of the maturing market.

“I think Quebec entrepreneurs sat back a little and watched how the market would play out… building a business model around the micro licence production is something that makes sense in Quebec.”

Read the full article here: https://stratcann.com/news/micro-licences-taking-off-in-quebec/

For more information on how AirMed supports micro growers and processors, visit our Software page.


AirMed Sales Interface

From a simple catalog of available brands to medical client registration, secure encrypted messaging, and product purchase/fulfillment, AirMed offers a complete sales solution with unmatched simplicity and extensibility.

Online Catalog

Our proprietary WordPress plugin embeds information from the AirMed database directly onto your website.

You simply install a plugin into your WordPress dashboard and add a snippet of shortcode to the page where you want your catalog to appear. The shortcode pulls product information directly from your AirMed database, complete with images, descriptions and pricing. Customers interacting with the catalog remain on your website throughout the shopping experience rather than being transferred to an embedded portal site.

To support non-WordPress platforms, an API is available for direct integration into websites, ecommerce systems, and other software systems.

Payment Processing

Online sales functionality includes a shopping cart, coupon application, and payment processing with ecommerce integration. AirMed currently supports credit card payments made through Realex by Global Payments.

Delivery Integration

AirMed can automatically create a shipment record after an order is paid and validated. Connect directly to the courier and print the resulting label to streamline the shipping process and enable a tracking URL to be linked.

And there’s so much more in AirMed to support online catalogs and sales.

To learn more about our online features and how AirMed supports medical sales, contact us to request an info sheet by using one of the contact forms or by emailing: info @ airmed.ca

To see these features for yourself, click on the Request Demo button at the top of any page.


Read about AirMed client Craft Kings at Stratcann

AirMed client Craft Kings has been profiled on Canada’s legal cannabis news platform, StratCann.

The article features Tye Harlock and Kyle Windle, co-founders of Craft Kings, and their approach to micro cultivating at their facility in Sooke on Vancouver Island.

“I really do believe that the industry is going to be heavily reliant on craft. So that’s what we’re focused on. It’s what we know how to do, and the people buying it seem to agree. We just want to keep finding new strains to bring them, and to keep getting better.”

Stratcann covers the evolution of the legal cannabis industry in Canada and around the world, publishes news, company features and brand profiles.

To read the full Craft Kings profile on the Stratcann website visit:
https://stratcann.com/profiles/vancouver-islands-micro-grower-craft-kings-focusses-on-small-batch-quality/

For more information on Craft Kings, visit: https://craftkings.ca/


Survey shows decrease in illegal cannabis use in BC

The government of British Columbia recently published a news release stating, “A recent survey is showing positive changes in behaviour among B.C. cannabis consumers, including more responsible use and fewer people purchasing from unlicensed sellers.”

The survey results that were referenced showed a significant decrease in the number of consumers who reported buying from an unlicensed store: from 56% in 2018 to 17% in 2021. The survey also showed that 71% of consumers reported purchasing from licensed retailers.

“Findings suggest that most people in B.C. who choose to use cannabis are doing so responsibly.”

The announcement was issued by the Public Safety and Solicitor General on August 2, 2022, and the 35-page report can be downloaded directly from the government website.


Cannabis Expo Montreal 2022: Sep 21-22

Being held at the Palais des congrès September 21 and 22, 2022, the Montreal Cannabis Expo is Quebec’s premier event for the cannabis industry.

Quebec’s leading business Expo for the cannabis industry and Canada’s favourite industry-exclusive event. As we shift to a post-covid world, now more than ever, you need to be there face-to-face to do business and make connections to ensure your brands is positioned to thrive in the fast-growing cannabis business. Showcase and sell your products and services to businesses actively working and looking for new opportunities. This is a must-attend event for anyone working in cannabis or looking to get involved in the space. It is the place to be to meet other cannabis professionals, thought leaders, and kick-start meaningful conversations, relationships and deals.

Join like-minded industry professionals working in all aspects of the cannabis industry, including licensed producers, growers, investors, suppliers, healthcare providers, job-seekers and media at this premier event showcasing the best products, services and world-class speakers the industry has to offer.

For more information visit:  https://www.cannabisexpomontreal.com/


Cannabis Packaging Market Report 2022-2027

This report provides Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and 2022-2027 Forecast for the Cannabis Packaging Market.

According to the report, the global cannabis packaging market reached a value of US$ 982.4 Million in 2021. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach a value of US$ 3949.6 Million by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 25.40% during 2022-2027.

In this report, IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global cannabis packaging market, along with forecasts at the global, regional and country level from 2022-2027.

For more information about the report, visit:
https://www.imarcgroup.com/cannabis-packaging-market
For information on how AirMed helps manage packaging, visit:
https://airmedcloud.com/software/#stock


Coming Soon: AirMed 5

Many additions and enhancements have been made to AirMed since it was launched. Some were to keep up with regulations; others were to help you work faster and more efficiently.

Empowered by innovation and engineered for excellence, AirMed already covered every aspect of cultivation, processing, packaging, and distribution.

Now, trend-setting features are being added to AirMed to offer ERP-level functionality with production orders and comprehensive task management for software with new dimensions.

AirMed 5 is due for release the beginning of 2023 and highlights include:

  • Re-designed interface includes dark mode for bright grow rooms
  • Automation and task templates increase productivity
  • Industry-first report, label and form designer
  • Robust business intelligence designer to create graphical widgets for custom dashboards
  • New quality management tools

These features and more are waiting in the near future for AirMed and for our clients around the world.

Creating quality products at the most affordable cost is essential in this highly competitive industry. We believe that building a culture of quality is an important part of our success and yours.

Our award as “Best Turnkey Cannabis Management System” in the Commercial Cannabis Awards is evidence of that. AirMed was also nominated in the 2022 O’Cannabiz Awards in two categories: Best Software and Best Innovative Technology.

But we’re not resting on our laurels. Constantly looking for ways to help you succeed, we explore new technology & best practices and regularly adapt our software to provide solutions to all the challenges you face.

Watch for future posts to find out more about what’s in store for AirMed in 2022 and beyond.

To book a demo to see these new features yourself, click the Request Demo button at the top of the page or email

In the meantime, learn about AirMed’s current features and functionality by visiting our Software page.


Canadian Greenhouse Conference 2022: Oct 5-6 Niagara Falls

As Canada’s foremost event for commercial greenhouse flower, vegetable, cannabis, berry and nursery growers, the Canadian Greenhouse Conference is the ultimate connection point for growers, suppliers and research partners.

The 2022 Canadian Greenhouse Conference will take place in-person at the Niagara Falls Convention Centre in Niagara Falls, Ontario on October 5 and 6.

The CGC is excited to continue its 40-year tradition of supporting professional Canadian growers; offering two days of informative, motivating sessions and a large trade show featuring 200+ exhibitors.

For more information visit:  https://www.canadiangreenhouseconference.com/


Read about AirMed in Global Health & Pharma Magazine

Global Health & Pharma Magazine publishes the latest innovations and advancements within the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. Sponsored by GHP Magazine, the Commercial Cannabis Awards programme aims to promote and award the globe’s leading businesses and individuals who remain at the forefront of an industry enjoying sustained growth.

AirMed was recognized as “Best Turnkey Cannabis Management System” in GHP’s 2021 Commercial Cannabis Awards, and you can read a profile of AirMed in the GHP Magazine issue dedicated to those awards.

The article features an interview with president & CEO of AirMed Canada Systems, Justin Hearn, where he discusses future plans for the award-winning cannabis management system.

Read about AirMed in the awards issue of GHP magazine here: https://www.ghp-news.com/issues/commercial-cannabis-awards-2021/10/

If you’d like to learn more about AirMed and why it was given this honour, please visit our software page: AirMed Software

And drop by our Customers page to see how we are helping businesses just like yours: AirMed Customers


Cannabis delivery options expanded in British Columbia

As of Friday, July 8, 2022, licensed cannabis retail stores (CRSs) in the province of British Columbia are permitted to deliver non-medical cannabis to consumers through Canada Post and other common carriers.

This change has come about as a result of lobbying by the Association of Canadian Cannabis Retailers (ACCRES) and other groups. Until now, only the government in British Columbia has been able to do this since legalization.

“Since federal legalization of non-medical cannabis, we have continued to look for ways to support the cannabis industry in our province while providing safe and accessible options for British Columbians,” says Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General. “Expanding delivery-service options not only builds equality within the market, it also gives consumers one more reason to buy legal instead of illicit.”


Grow Up Niagara Falls 2022: Sep 11-13

Grow Up Conference and Expo is focused on the education, collaboration and growth of the cannabis growing industry. Meet licensed producers, suppliers, equipment manufacturers, investors, lawyers, government officials and growing enthusiasts – all in one magnificent location.

Join top growers, suppliers, manufacturers, extraction equipment/services, hundreds of top speakers/keynotes and thousands of delegates together to bring you up-to-date on proven methods, innovations and technology. This year’s expo will include the Grow Up Cannabis Cup competition and the Cannabis Science  Symposium.

This in-person events is scheduled for September 11-13, 2022 at the Niagara Falls Convention Centre in Niagara, Canada.
For more information visit: https://growupconference.com/


Thanks for visiting us at Grow Up Victoria

Thanks to everyone who visited us in the expo hall at Grow Up Victoria 2022.

What an awesome time we had meeting existing and future clients.

Arriving on the West Coast with the inaugural B.C. conference, Grow Up was held at the Victoria Conference Centre June 20-22, 2022.

Grow Up was a true business-to-business cannabis event focusing on cultivation, extraction and psychedelics with dozens of sessions and panels. Plus hundreds of attendees visited the Expo hall, and networked with LPs, head growers, extractors, purchasing agents, distributors, suppliers, manufacturers and more.

Congratulations to all who attended for supporting our industry through collaboration and networking. We need more events like Grow Up!

This event was held June 20-22 at the Victoria Conference Centre,
720 Douglas Street in Victoria, British Columbia (behind the Empress Hotel).

AirMed was in booth 509 in the expo area.

For more information visit: https://growupconference.com/

For information on how AirMed can help you, contact AirMed sales by using any of the contact forms on the website.