Visit us at Lift Vancouver 2020 next week

The Lift Vancouver 2020 Conference & Expo is just one week away and we're busy getting ready. Being held January 9 through 12 at the Vancouver Convention Centre, the Lift & Co. Conference and Expo is Canada's largest cannabis expo.

Featuring hundreds of exhibitors from around the world, renowned speakers, and the movers and shakers in the global industry, the Lift & Co. Expo is Canada’s biggest event for cannabis consumers, industry professionals, investors and media.

Visit AirMed in booth #1230 in the expo hall throughout the conference for a demo of our cloud-based seed-to-sale software. And be sure to ask about our AirMed Ecosystem, which lets you purchase hardware and software in a turn-key solution for your cannabis business. From compliance consultants through tablet, sensor, scale and printer manufacturers to telecommunications and finally delivery services, AirMed has partnered with the best in the industry.

Business Conference Thursday, January 9, 2020, 8 AM - 7 PM

The Lift & Co. Cannabis Business Conference (LCBC) brings together leading experts from across the industry to tackle subject matter from a uniquely Canadian perspective. This exclusive, all-day conference incites discussions around both the fast-growing medical and adult-use cannabis markets, as well as how Canadian businesses are in a position of leadership on the world stage. Meet fellow players or find your niche in this fast-paced global industry.

Expo Industry Day Friday, January 10, 2020, 10 AM - 6 PM

Our industry-only trade show day offers focused opportunities for cannabis professionals to kick-start meaningful conversations, relationships and deals. Whether you’re an established business owner, cannabis company employee or industry-curious entrepreneur, we encourage you to engage with fellow exhibitors in this exclusively professional environment.

Expo Consumer Day Saturday, January 11, 2020, 10 AM - 6 PM

Featuring over 200 exhibitors from Canada and around the world, and speakers including the industry's most knowledgeable and inspiring movers and shakers, the Lift & Co. Expo is Canada's signature event for cannabis consumers, professionals and investors.

For more information about the conference or to purchase tickets online, visit: Lift Expo

To schedule a specific time to meet with our team during the expo, email info@airmed.ca or call 1-877-313-2442.

See you in Vancouver!


Just four weeks until Lift Vancouver 2020

The Lift Vancouver 2020 Conference and Expo is just four weeks away.

Being held January 9 through 11 at the Vancouver Convention Centre, the Lift & Co. Conference and Expo is Canada's largest cannabis expo.

AirMed will join exhibitors from around the world, renowned speakers, and the movers and shakers in the global industry at the Lift & Co. Expo, which is Canada’s biggest event for cannabis consumers, industry professionals, investors and media.

Visit AirMed in booth #1230 in the expo hall on Friday January 10 and Saturday January 11 for a demo of our cloud-based seed-to-sale software. And be sure to ask about our AirMed Ecosystem, which lets you purchase hardware and software in a turn-key solution for your cannabis business. From compliance consultants through tablet, sensor, scale and printer manufacturers to telecommunications and finally delivery services, AirMed has partnered with the best in the industry.

Business Conference Thursday, January 9, 2020, 8 AM - 7 PM

The Lift & Co. Cannabis Business Conference (LCBC) brings together leading experts from across the industry to tackle subject matter from a uniquely Canadian perspective. This exclusive, all-day conference incites discussions around both the fast-growing medical and adult-use cannabis markets, as well as how Canadian businesses are in a position of leadership on the world stage. Meet fellow players or find your niche in this fast-paced global industry.

Expo Industry Day Friday, January 10, 2020, 10 AM - 6 PM

Our industry-only trade show day offers focused opportunities for cannabis professionals to kick-start meaningful conversations, relationships and deals. Whether you’re an established business owner, cannabis company employee or industry-curious entrepreneur, we encourage you to engage with fellow exhibitors in this exclusively professional environment.

Expo Consumer Day Saturday, January 11, 2020, 10 AM - 6 PM

Featuring over 200 exhibitors from Canada and around the world, and speakers including the industry's most knowledgeable and inspiring movers and shakers, the Lift & Co. Expo is Canada's signature event for cannabis consumers, professionals and investors.

For more information about the conference or to purchase tickets online, visit: Lift Expo

To schedule a specific time to meet with our team during the expo, email info@airmed.ca or call 1-877-313-2442.

See you in Vancouver!


Meet AirMed at Lift Vancouver Expo January 10-11, 2020

AirMed will join exhibitors from around the world, renowned speakers, and the movers and shakers in the global cannabis industry at Lift Vancouver 2020. The Lift & Co. Expo, being held January 9-11 at the Vancouver Convention Centre, is Canada’s biggest event for cannabis consumers, industry professionals, investors and media.

Visit AirMed in booth #1230 in the expo hall on Friday and Saturday for a demo of our cloud-based seed-to-sale software. And be sure to ask about our AirMed Ecosystem, which lets you purchase hardware and software in a turn-key solution for your cannabis business. From compliance consultants through tablet, sensor, scale and printer manufacturers to telecommunications and finally delivery services, AirMed has partnered with the best in the industry.

Business Conference Thursday, January 9, 2020, 8 AM - 7 PM

The Lift & Co. Cannabis Business Conference (LCBC) brings together leading experts from across the industry to tackle subject matter from a uniquely Canadian perspective. This exclusive, all-day conference incites discussions around both the fast-growing medical and adult-use cannabis markets, as well as how Canadian businesses are in a position of leadership on the world stage. Meet fellow players or find your niche in this fast-paced global industry.

Expo Industry Day Friday, January 10, 2020, 10 AM - 6 PM

Our industry-only trade show day offers focused opportunities for cannabis professionals to kick-start meaningful conversations, relationships and deals. Whether you’re an established business owner, cannabis company employee or industry-curious entrepreneur, we encourage you to engage with fellow exhibitors in this exclusively professional environment.

Expo Consumer Day Saturday, January 11, 2020, 10 AM - 6 PM

Featuring over 200 exhibitors from Canada and around the world, and speakers including the industry's most knowledgeable and inspiring movers and shakers, the Lift & Co. Expo is Canada's signature event for cannabis consumers, professionals and investors.

For more information about the conference or to purchase tickets online, visit: Lift Expo

To schedule a specific time to meet with our team during the expo, email info@airmed.ca or call 1-877-313-2442.


New AirMed version lays groundwork for October 17 Cannabis Act changes

A new version of AirMed seed-to-sale software was released October 16, 2019. This is a substantial build that lays the groundwork for the October 17 changes to the Cannabis Act and CTLS reporting.

The new version offers significant updates to the Received Products section of the cloud-based application including the ability to receive into the facility any type of product (edibles are coming soon) either bulk or packaged. The system now allows product to be transferred to a processor and packaged up, then the packaged material can be received back into the facility.

For received products, users now have the ability to add items to an existing lot, back-date inventory adds, and update finished/unfinished designation for new Health Canada regulations. We’ve also added an extraction material type category for new Cannabis Tracking and Licensing System (CTLS) reporting requirements, plus the ability to move all plants in batch and print a timeline report for batch details.

If you are a current AirMed customer, please explore the new features in your sandbox service, and let us know if you have any questions by contacting your customer service representative.

If you are a future AirMed customer and would like more information, please contact your sales representative by calling (877) 313-2442.


AirMed Ecosystem: Industrial tablets for your seed-to-sale business

AirMed recommends industrial tablets for use in your cannabis business. These ruggedized hand-held devices are waterproof and dust proof and can withstand a drop from five feet on a concrete floor. They have a built-in barcode scanner and camera and come loaded with Windows 10. The tablets feature a docking station with USB ports for printers, scales, keyboard, mouse and other peripherals.

When configured with AirMed Cloud software and attached to a printer and scale, tablets function as a self-contained workstation to carry out all process-related tasks. They can be integrated with barcode software to capture data throughout your operations. A tablet can serve as the computer for a specific work area such as a nursery or mother room, grow or drying room, laboratory, warehouse or loading dock.

These ruggedized industrial tablets are sold directly through AirMed Canada Systems Inc. and work with Windows applications. If you purchase a tablet through AirMed, it can be pre-configured with AirMed Cloud software as well as Winwedge software for barcode scanning.

These tablets are part of our new AirMed Ecosystem, which integrates AirMed with couriers, printers, scanners, ecommerce software and more. Our new AirMed Ecosystem lets you purchase hardware and software from us in a turn-key solution for your cannabis business. For more information visit our Partners page.

Each product selected for the AirMed Ecosystem is carefully chosen based on its ability to provide value, lower production costs and increase competitiveness for AirMed customers. You create the package that’s right for you from pre-configured hardware and software.

AirMed offers the tools you need in the office, the greenhouse and on the loading dock. Our Ecosystem lets you purchase hardware and software in a turn-key
seed-to-sale management solution.

To learn more about our Ecosystem program, visit: AirMed Ecosystem

To learn more about Winwedge software visit: TalTech


Introducing the AirMed Ecosystem

To help our clients cultivate success, AirMed is developing strategic partnerships with leading vendors of products and services in the Canadian cannabis industry. We’ve partnered with the best in the industry including compliance consultants, hardware manufacturers, telecommunications and delivery services.

The AirMed Ecosystem provides a turn-key solution with integrated hardware and software to help producers become more productive and profitable. From pathogen detection and environmental analytics through barcoding and label printing to ecommerce and delivery, the AirMed Ecosystem provides the best the industry has to offer for your cannabis business.

If you are a licensed producer or cultivator, visit our partnering page to find out more about what we offer and the awesome companies we’ve partnered with: AirMed Ecosystem

If you provide a complementary product or service in the cannabis industry and would like to collaborate with AirMed, click here for a form to request a conversation with a partnering representative: Partner Form

And if you’d like a product demo of AirMed software, call (877) 313-2442 or email info @ airmed.ca.


AirMed supports wholesaling to provincial distributors

AirMed Cloud seed-to-sale software supports wholesale selling and shipping from licensed producers to other LPs and from LPs to provincial distribution centres.

The software offers full functionality for multi-level packaging with layered barcoding that meets GS-1 barcode standards. LPs using AirMed can assemble retail-ready individual product packages using a ‘master case’ system and identify and track products at each packaging level.

"Our master case processing lets you use layered barcoding for individual containers through to cases of multiple containers," noted Justin Hearn, President and CEO of AirMed Canada Systems Inc. "AirMed’s track-and-trace system allows retail packages to be traced to the lot or batch and ultimately back to the original genetic material. And AirMed’s comprehensive multi-step recall process completely automates recalls if they are ever needed."

AirMed software offers full SKU and barcode management that supports GS-1 barcoding standards. Pricing can be set at the package or master case SKU, and custom pricing can be set for specific SKUs by customer. The software offers features for creating and processing the orders as well as fulfilling and shipping them to provincial agencies.

"We're proud to be supporting our customers with full master case inventory control, GS1 integration, comprehensive wholesale order management, efficient fulfillment and tracking, and compliance reporting," said Hearn. "AirMed’s wholesale distribution module is helping LPs produce, prepare, sell and ship hundreds of thousands of products to the recreational market right across Canada."

For more information or to schedule a software demo, email info @ airmed.ca or call 1-877- 313-2442.


Take a look at our new interface!

A new version of AirMed Cloud seed-to-sale software was introduced at the Lift Expo this month in Vancouver.

AirMed is a cloud-based platform designed for licensed cannabis producers in Canada. The new version offers a more graphical interface and streamlined processes.
Originally designed to help licensed producers meet compliance, AirMed has evolved into a comprehensive business management solution for the Canadian cannabis industry.

"We've been developing AirMed since 2014, and no other seed-to-sale software offers the range of functionality we do," said Justin Hearn, President and CEO of AirMed Canada Systems Inc.  "AirMed keeps getting better, and this new interface is the icing on the cake. Not only does it look great, but this release streamlines many processes."

From cultivation and processing through shipping and receiving, AirMed covers all aspects of cannabis business management, including auditing and compliance reporting. From the moment genetics enter your facility, AirMed helps you manage every stage of your business. At every step, processes with compliance implications are streamlined into easy repeatable workflows, capturing the required data as part of doing business. The software provides a complete framework to establish and validate a quality assurance system. From reviewing nonconformance to documenting and communicating findings, AirMed helps you maintain your desired level of quality.

In fact, AirMed is the only business solution you need to manage production, sale and delivery of cannabis while meeting government regulations.

To schedule an AirMed software demo, email info @ airmed.ca or call 1-877- 313-2442.


Visit us at Lift in Vancouver January 11-13

Being held January 10 through 13 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in the West Building, the Lift & Co. Conference and Expo is Canada's meeting place for cannabis.

Featuring hundreds of exhibitors from around the world, renowned speakers, and the movers and shakers in the global industry, the Lift & Co. Expo is Canada’s biggest event for cannabis consumers, industry professionals, investors and media.

AirMed will be exhibiting all three days of the expo, so visit us in the expo hall at booth 1349. We'll be demonstrating our seed-to-sale software live on site and introducing the AirMed Ecosystem, a turn-key compliance and business solution for micro-producers. We'll have tablets, environmental sensors and more!

 

On Thursday January 10 is the Lift & Co. Cannabis Business Conference (LCBC), bringing together leading experts from across the industry to tackle subject matter from a uniquely Canadian perspective. This exclusive all-day conference is your opportunity to join and thrive in the discussion around medical and adult-use markets and how Canadian businesses are in a position of strong leadership.

Friday, January 11, 2019 from 10 am until 5 pm is the industry-only trade show , offering focused opportunities for cannabis professionals to kick-start meaningful conversations, relationships and deals. Whether you’re an established business owner, cannabis company employee or industry-curious entrepreneur, drop by booth 1349.

Saturday, January 12  from 10 am until 6 pm and Sunday, January 13 from 11 am until 4 pm are consumer- focused. Whether you’re brand new to cannabis, a long-time consumer, you depend on cannabis for medical purposes, or are simply canna-curious, join us at the Vancouver 2019 Lift & Co. Cannabis Expo.

For more information or to schedule a specific time to meet with our team during the expo, email info@airmed.ca or call 1-877-313-2442.

See you in Vancouver!


AirMed Featured Partner: Pineapple Express

Pineapple Express Delivery Inc. offers a personalized experience for its customers and has established in-depth security and delivery protocols to facilitate same-day delivery of medical cannabis across the country.

Cannabis delivery must be taken seriously, and the team at Pineapple Express Delivery understands that. With more than 10 years experience in the business of on-demand delivery, they have delivered everything. This new era is bringing new challenges, and they are well equipped to face them. Pineapple Express Delivery is dedicated to providing a fully integrated, simple to use, same-day delivery platform.

If your business would like to use Pineapple Express Delivery to courier your products directly to consumers, integration between AirMed seed-to-sale software and PED can provide a seamless system for shipping.

For more information visit: pineappleexpressdelivery.com

Watch a video of Pineapple Express Delivery in action: Delivering pot in one hour or less

To learn more about our other partners, visit our partnering page: AirMed Partners


Business of Cannabis Luncheon in Victoria a Sell-out

The Hotel Grand Pacific in Victoria, BC hosted a sold-out luncheon October 10, 2018 on “The Business of Cannabis.” Presented by the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce, this timely event featured a panel discussion by:

Dr. Terry Lake, Vice-President of Corporate Social Responsibility and Communications at Hexo Corporation

Jocelyn Jenkins, City Manager, City of Victoria

Peter Guo, BC Enterprise Risk Services Leader and BC Cannabis Industry Leader, MNP

 

AirMed staff took the opportunity to network with others in the Victoria business community.

To view more photos of this event visit: GVCC event photos


GVCC Event: Business of Cannabis October 10, 2018

The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce is holding a luncheon focused on “The Business of Cannabis” at the Hotel Grand Pacific on October 10, 2018.

“As the federal government gets set to legalize the sale of cannabis in Canada, find out about what regulations affect the sale of cannabis and how this emerging industry will affect and improve business here in Victoria.”

A panel discussion will take place featuring:

Dr. Terry Lake, Vice-President of Corporate Social Responsibility and Communications at Hexo Corporation

Jocelyn Jenkins, City Manager, City of Victoria

Peter Guo, BC Enterprise Risk Services Leader and BC Cannabis Industry Leader, MNP

For more information visit: GVCC Events

 

UPDATE: SOLD OUT


FREE Seed-to-sale Software Buyer's Guide

Record keeping is an essential part of Health Canada’s compliance regulations. From the advent of legal medical marijuana in Canada, legal producers of cannabis have been required to track every seed, rooted plant, gram of waste material, final dried product, as well as interactions with customers and more. Due to the sheer volume of information, an electronic record-keeping system is the only practical way to manage the process. The software industry has responded to this need by creating seed-to-sale management software systems designed to help producers track their operations and report to Health Canada to meet compliance.

To help you through the process of purchasing seed-to-sale software in the Canadian Cannabis marketplace, we've produced a 20-page guide that answers the following questions:

  • What is a seed-to-sale software solution and why do I need one?
  • How do I choose one software platform over another?
  • What should I be looking for in the software?
  • How does the software fit into my business?
  • How is my data stored and secured?
  • What happens if regulations change?

To download this guide courtesy of AirMed, please visit the following page and complete the form. Once you submit the form, you'll be able to download the guide.

AirMed Seed-to-Sale Software Buyer's Guide


Medical Marihuana in Canada: Where We Are Today

The legal use of marihuana for medical purposes in Canada has a long and complex history. Cannabis has been on the Schedule of the Opium and Narcotic Control Act since 1923. While proponents lobbied and commissions reviewed many times over several decades around the world, nothing significant happened with the legalization of cannabis until 1976 when the Netherlands effectively decriminalized the plant’s use. This set off a wave of activity that included one U.S. state recognizing the medical value of marihuana 1978. But the debate continued and most countries were reluctant to jump on the legalization bandwagon.

There was, however, no denying the health benefits, which were being documented in medical studies around the world and included:

  • Decreasing anxiety
  • Lessening of pain for sufferers of chronic conditions
  • Reducing muscle spasms of multiple scleroses and similar diseases
  • Treating glaucoma
  • Controlling the symptoms of seizure disorders such as Epilepsy and Dravet's Syndrome
  • Slowing the progress of Alzheimers

But Canada, along with many other countries, deferred to traditional thinking and waited for someone else to go first. That first came in 1996 when California became the first U.S. state to legalize marihuana for medical use.

With the precedent set, two Canadians acquired federal approval to smoke pot for health reasons — and the flood gates opened. By 2000 the court ruled that Canadians had a constitutional right to use cannabis as a medicine. The following year, the Canadian Medical Marihuana Access Regulations granted legal access to cannabis for those with a range of illnesses including HIV/AIDS. This effectively authorized qualified patients to grow their own pot or obtain it from authorized producers or from Health Canada. But marihuana is still a controlled substance in Canada and recreational use is still illegal. So the legalization for medical use created issues in relation to monitoring the qualification process and policing the growing/supplying process.

Confusion about what or who was legal and who or what was not made enforcement difficult for both the medical community and law enforcement. Many agencies felt that the controls that were in place were insufficient to prevent abuse of the system. But patients, doctors and growers officially had been told they had constitutional rights in this area.

The problem was that cannabis is unique — it’s not a pharmaceutical but can’t be considered an herbal supplement either because of its ‘controlled substance’ status. The issue was how the system could satisfy all the stakeholders, and there were several.

First, there were those who had a medical need for marihuana. Second, were the doctors who wanted to prescribe cannabis as a potential treatment for many diseases and conditions. Third were the growers who wished to supply the product in a legal way. And finally were the various agencies and police who were required to enforce the whole process.

In an attempt to satisfy everyone, the Federal government went back to the policy drawing board. And in 2013, new regulations were issued that changed the way Canadians could access and produce marihuana for medical purposes. Under the new rules, growing has been transferred to licensed producers who are required to meet strict compliance designed to prevent abuse of the system. Those rules include stringent monitoring of production and distribution. This not only affects the growers, but the patients as well since the producers must prove that their products are going only to those who have legitimate prescriptions. The easiest way to do this in today’s technological world is with a Web-based ordering system and product being distributed by mail.

While these changes are causing some confusion and disruption, they are designed to satisfy the needs of all concerned from the Federal government down through law enforcement to growers and the individual patient.

Once patients understand their responsibilities under the new system, they should find accessing the medical marihuana they need as simple as buying a book online.

Once producers develop systems for tracking growth and distribution, they should be able to meet the new regulations easily.

Once law enforcement agencies see the results, they should feel more confident that the system is not being abused.

With the advent of new laws governing recreational cannabis, the industry will change again very soon.