Custom e-Form Builder in AirMed 5

One of the new design tools in AirMed 5 that is being released this quarter is form designer, which lets you create custom electronic forms that access system data-sources.

Clients can create custom electronic forms to help automate workflows preventing the need for paper-based documentation throughout their facilities.

Custom e-forms offer multiple field types such as drop-down picklists, date & time, checkbox and radio groups, custom fields and more. Features include auto-complete, file upload, hidden input and electronic signatures.

Users can create and incorporate e-forms in any area of the system. Electronic forms related to plant scouting, nutrient checks, room sanitation, and shop floor data collection can be created easily and linked to workflows for convenient access.

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.


Cannexpo 2023: Mar 24-26 in Toronto

For an entire weekend under one roof, CannExpo will be the epicentre for consumer cannabis products, business networking and education. CannExpo will bring together end consumers, industry professionals, and potential newcomers for a rare opportunity to interact with audiences from every category of cannabis.

CannExpo will welcome consumers, industry professionals, retail store owners, budtenders and newcomers to the cannabis space. Attendees will have the opportunity to discover exciting new products, services and technology.

This event will be held at the Enercare Centre (formerly the National Trade Centre) March 24-26, 2023.
For more information visit: https://cannexpo.ca/


New Optional Label Designer in AirMed 5

Leading the industry in design tools, AirMed 5 includes a label designer to configure your own system labels. This new tool can print barcodes, GS1, data matrix and many other types of labels.

Fine control over formatting lets you configure labels exactly the way you wish. Every label in AirMed can be customized with precision control for unlimited formatting options.

When AirMed 5 is released in early 2023, the label designer is one of several new design tools that will be optional for clients.

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.


Thanks for visiting us at Lift Expo in Vancouver!

Thanks to everyone who dropped by our booth at the Lift Expo last week at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

We had a great time giving software demos and answering your questions about the new enterprise cannabis management features being added to AirMed in 2023.

We can’t wait to hear from you in the future and hope to see you again soon.

For more information about AirMed 5 visit: https://airmedcloud.com/intro-airmed-5/

For more information visit: Lift Expo


AirMed will be at Lift Expo this week in Vancouver

It’s just a couple of days until Lift Vancouver January 12-14, 2023 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Find us in booth 1312 in the expo hall where we will be ready to answer all your questions about the new enterprise cannabis management features being added to AirMed in 2023.

We can’t wait to see you at this event jam-packed with business-building content, captivating speakers, brand discovery, networking and so much more.

We will be showcasing AirMed 5 in booth 1312 in the expo hall.

For more information about AirMed 5 visit: https://airmedcloud.com/intro-airmed-5/

For more information visit: Lift Expo


Future Cannabis Strategies NA: Mar 8-9, 2023 in Toronto

Future Cannabis Strategies North America will bring together strategic business leaders from the North American consumer-facing cannabis market. This event will explore the CBD industry including cannabis products & devices, beverages, tobacco, cosmetics & nutraceuticals, together with solution providers for two days of insight, discussion and debate.

Attendees can expect intellectually driven presentations with a mix of case studies, panels and keynotes with ample opportunity for networking, Q&A sessions and exploring solutions providers who may have the answer to some of the most pressing issues at present.

This event will be held at the Sheraton Toronto Centre Hotel March 8-9, 2023.
For more information visit: Future Cannabis Conference


New Optional Report Designer in AirMed 5

The long-term success of an enterprise is dependent on accurate, timely mission-critical data. Understanding the impact of production and manufacturing complexities requires an intuitive reporting platform, one with exceptional performance and customization options.

AirMed 5, due out early in 2023, features an optional report designer to create unlimited custom reports with access to every field of data in the system. This report designer lets you create and edit an infinite number of custom reports that can optionally be linked to different program areas for quick access.

Users can select individual fields to include in the report and then add powerful options to manage master-detail relationships, crosstab reports, table and vertical reports, and powerful filter options.

Concise fully formatted reports can be printed as documents to address analytical requirements for management, while simple table reports can help users understand how data was entered and stored.

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.


Visit AirMed at Lift Expo Vancouver 2023

Three days jam-packed with business-building content, captivating speakers, brand discovery, networking and so much more await attendees at Lift Vancouver January 12-14, 2023 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

With a renewed vision, signature Ah-Ha! moments, and a focus on the unique needs of audiences across the full cannabis ecosystem, Lift Vancouver 2023 is not to be missed.

The three-day event kicks off on Thursday, January 12, with the Lift Cannabis Business Conference, a strategy-focused, advocacy-oriented business conference intent on meaningful change and sustainable growth in the industry. On Friday, January 13 and Saturday, January 14, the Lift expo floor will showcase a wide array of leading and emerging exhibitors while debuting fresh experiences, education and activations.

We will be showcasing AirMed 5 in booth 1312 in the expo hall. For more information about this new enterprise cannabis management system visit: https://airmedcloud.com/intro-airmed-5/

For more information visit: Lift Expo


Read about Great White North Growers in Cannabis Prospect Magazine

AirMed client, Great White North Growers, has been profiled in a feature article in the December 2022 edition of Cannabis Prospect magazine.

The article, titled “The French Connection: How Great White North Growers Became Synonymous with Quebec Cannabis” features an interview with company co-founder George Goulakos.

The author writes, “In a few short years, Great White North Growers has gone from a licensed producer of its house brand and 514 Cannabis to a powerhouse working with over 30 growers in the province to get its products in SDQC stores.”

In the interview, Goulakos describes his company’s history, business model and future plans. “My partner Peter Schissler and I realized that there was a fantastic opportunity in this exciting new industry, and we decided to get in early… We were one of the first Licensed Producers in Quebec to be granted all Health Canada licenses and saw an opportunity to assist Quebec-based micro cultivators bring their products to market… Our mission is to be a proud Canadian company with strong values and a social conscience.”

To read the full article visit: https://issuu.com/cannabisprospectmag/docs/cannabis_prospect_magazine_dec._22_issue_-_digi/10

For more information on Great White North Growers, visit: https://gwng.ca/

Cannabis Prospect Magazine is Canada’s premier trade publication for cannabis industry professionals. Cannabis Prospect Magazine showcases the people and companies forging this new industry with articles written by industry experts and advisors that make up this new and dynamic marketplace. For more information visit: https://cannabisproonline.com/


Less than a month to Lift Expo Vancouver 2023

Following a three-year hiatus, Lift returns to the Vancouver Convention Centre on January 12-14, 2023, and AirMed will  be there! Don’t miss this premiere event, showcasing leading-edge content, hundreds of exhibiting companies and the best networking in the business!

Lift Cannabis Business Conference

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.

Lift Expo Days

The expo spans two high-energy days connecting the cannabis community with hundreds of exhibiting companies. Plus, two all-new neighborhoods, the Brand Discovery Zone and Micro & Small Batch Craft Growers Area, will bring fresh experiences to budtenders and consumers while showcasing and serving brands and growers.

Education & Experience!

Also brand-new for 2023, our Expo Floor stages will feature new content presented interactively for small groups, including Q&A’s and fireside chats. Don’t miss our famous Lift After Party, plus our signature surprises and a-ha moments.

AirMed is proud to be an exhibitor at the Vancouver Lift show in 2023. Visit us in booth 1312 in the expo hall.

For more information visit: Lift Expo


The AirMed Two-way API

AirMed 5, currently in the final stages of development, includes a two-way application programming interface (API) for custom system integrations with room sensors, accounting systems, QMS systems, ERP systems, point-of-sale (POS), enterprise resource planning (ERP) and environmental monitoring.

Environmental Monitoring Integration

Temperature, humidity, CO2, and hundreds of other potential conditions can be logged during the grow cycle to control processes and productivity.

We’re adding integration for environmental sensors and nutrient monitoring with support for different sensor companies based on customer requirements.

Lighting schedules, HVAC settings, nutrient mixes, and foliar applications are tracked to improve current and future outputs.

ERP Integration

We are currently working on support for Microsoft Dynamics, and additional ERP systems will be added on a per-customer request basis.

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.


Read about AirMed client Rogue Processing at Stratcann

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

The article features Graham Taylor, the President and CEO of Rogue Processing, which is located in Niverville, Manitoba, about 20 km south of Winnipeg. Rogue offers state-of-the-art co-packing services to Canadian cannabis companies looking for a client-focused, eco-friendly, cost-effective, and tech-savvy alternative to current service providers.

“It’s sustainable not only because we’re using more environmentally friendly packaging, it’s also a more financially sustainable model where customers keep more profits in their pocket allowing them to…grow their business.” Graham Taylor

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 Rogue Processing profile on the Stratcann website visit:
https://stratcann.com/profiles/rogue-processing/

For more information on Rogue Processing, visit: https://rogueprocessing.com/


SOP Library & Editor in AirMed 5

When released in early 2023, AirMed 5 will offer management for standard operating procedures with a built-in SOP editor as part of the new Quality Management System (QMS).

A new SOP library with automated version management lets you track current, historical and draft versions of standard operating procedures used in your facility.

A built-in SOP editor lets you create or edit document content and formatting without leaving AirMed. Users can modify SOPs, send for review and employ an approval process to verify changes before replacing an existing SOP with a new version.

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.


Research predicts international cannabis market increases across the globe

A new research report forecasts increases over 2021 cannabis sales from 16 percent in Europe and 22 percent in Asia to 45 percent in Latin America.

The report titled “International Cannabis Refresh: The impact of shifting global regulatory environments” was published in October 2022 by the Brightfield Group.

The researchers state that growth in Europe “can largely be attributed to the commencement of adult-use sales, both in trial programs and in formal regulation…” But they also say that domestic cultivation could boost market sizes, “with many countries currently relying on imports from other nations.”

The Asia Pacific & Middle East region shows even higher forecasted increases over 2021 – as much as 22 percent. Israel has the largest market with Australia in second place.

In Latin America, cannabis sales are expected to increase by as much as 45 percent over 2021. This is attributed to the expectation that Mexico and Costa Rica will enter the marketplace by 2025.

The publishers of this report, Brightfield Group, is a research firm specializing in emerging categories including CBD, cannabis, and wellness.

For more information visit: Brightfield Group.


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!

Visit AirMed in booth 1312 in the expo hall at LIFT 2023.

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.


Media Marks the Fourth Anniversary of Cannabis Legalization in Canada

Yesterday, October 17, 2022, was the fourth anniversary of the legalization of cannabis in Canada.

Canada legalized cannabis on October 17, 2018. Since then, there have been many changes to the cannabis landscape, but some say we need even more reform.

The media took the opportunity to mark the day with reviews of the progress, criticisms of the process and calls for improvement.

Stratcann, an online news publication covering the evolution of the legal cannabis industry in Canada and around the world, chronicled Canadian legalization.

Read the article here:
https://stratcann.com/insight/four-years-later-following-canadas-path-to-legalizing-cannabis/

The Toronto Sun claimed, “Still much to iron out on fourth anniversary of Canada’s legalization of cannabis.”

Read the article here:
https://torontosun.com/news/still-much-to-iron-out-on-fourth-anniversary-of-canadas-legalization-of-cannabis

MJBizDaily, a news source for the cannabis industry in the US and Canada, published that “Canadian marijuana businesses pitch reform on legalization’s 4th anniversary.”

Read the article here:
https://mjbizdaily.com/canadian-cannabis-businesses-pitch-reform-on-legalization-4th-anniversary/

The Toronto Star declared that Canada’s cannabis producers say they’re in crisis.

Read the article here:
https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2022/10/17/canadas-cannabis-producers-say-theyre-in-crisis-heres-what-theyre-asking-the-government-to-do.html


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