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


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/


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 later this year 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.


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


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.


Stratcann News Profiles AirMed

StratCann, an online news publication, has published a profile of AirMed. Stratcann covers the evolution of the legal cannabis industry in Canada and around the world, publishes news, company features and brand profiles.

The profile features quotes from our president and CEO, Justin Hearn, and our Director of Research and Development, Shane Nielsen.

One quote from Hearn read, “When showing our software to prospective clients, they are always blown away by how much information AirMed provides.”

Nielsen elaborated, “Users quickly discover all the different ways they can use the vast amount of information that we track to give them an edge in their business.”

The article concluded with a quote from Hearn, “Solutions like AirMed will need to feature more ERP-related functionality to manage production planning including routing through external organizations… Software solutions will need to evolve from record-keeping compliance to cannabis industry-specific ERP platforms.”

To read the full profile, visit: https://stratcann.com/2022/06/13/airmed-seed-to-sale-business-solutions/

If you’d like to learn more about AirMed, please visit our software page: AirMed Software


Less than a week to Grow Up Victoria: Need an expo pass?

The Grow Up Victoria Conference & Expo is just around the corner.

The show will include internationally renowned speakers, innovative workshops, expert panels, interactive demonstrations, and social networking opportunities for those who live, work, and play in the cannabis space.
Join Jim Belushi, performer, farmer and star of Discovery Channel’s Growing Belushi, in a Fireside Chat at 4 pm on June 20. Then stay for the 70+ session, 160+ speakers and network with thousands of attendees.

Grow Up Conference and Expo presented by ND Supplies is bringing its conference, tradeshow and awards to Victoria BC, June 20-22. This west coast event featuring the Grow Up Psychedelic Summit and Extraction Zone, will bring over one hundred high-level industry speakers, exhibitors and thousands of delegates together on Vancouver Island.

Join us next week in Victoria at the Victoria Conference Centre behind the Empress Hotel for Grow Up Victoria.

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

Visit AirMed in booth 509 in the expo area.

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

For information on how you can get a free expo pass, contact AirMed sales using any of the contact forms on the website.


Free Expo Passes for Producers at Grow Up Victoria June 20-22

We are less than a month away from the highly anticipated Grow Up Conference, and did you know that Health Canada-approved producers and members of the Budtenders Association can get into the Expo free Expo? They’re also entitled to discounts off conference passes.

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

Grow Up is a true business-to-business cannabis event focusing on cultivation, extraction and psychedelics. Visit dozens of vendors in the Expo hall, and network with LPs, head growers, extractors, purchasing agents, distributors, suppliers, manufacturers and more.

Visit the Grow Up website to find out more or contact the show producers to get your expo pass or discount.

Then join AirMed in Victoria at Grow Up, the largest cannabis conference for growers in Canada. We can’t wait to see everyone in person again.

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

Visit AirMed in booth 509 in the expo area.

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

For information on how you can get a free expo pass, contact AirMed sales by using any of the contact forms on the website.


AirMed nominated for two O'Cannabiz Awards

We’ve been nominated in the O’Cannabiz Awards as Best Software and Best Innovative Technology!

Hosted by the producers of the O’Cannabiz Conference & Expo, the awards program is designed to recognize excellence and innovation in our industry.

Between now and May 14, 2022, anyone can vote on which nominees will win in the O’Cannabiz Awards. To vote you need to register for free on the O’Cannabiz website. Once registered, you can go back to vote any time before the deadline, but registered voters can only vote once in each category (see list below).

An awards gala will be held during the O’Cannabiz Conference & Expo on June 1st, 2022 in Toronto to honour cannabis professionals and companies.

Please vote for AirMed in the Best Software and the Best Innovative Technology categories by registering at:
https://awards.ocannabiz.com/

To learn more about the conference & expo, visit: https://ocannabiz.com/

O’Cannabiz Awards categories

Attorney of the Year
Best Activist/Advocate of the Year
Best Budtender
Best Business Consultancy
Best Cannabis Clinic
Best Cannabis Nutrients Product
Best Customer Service
Best Disinfection and Pest Control Services
Best Engineering Firm
Best Extraction Equipment
Best Extraction Facility/Toll Processing
Best Growing Medium
Best Home Grow Package
Best HVAC & Ventilation Systems
Best Hydroponics System
Best Innovative Technology
Best Lab Equipment
Best Lab Testing Facilities
Best Lighting Systems
Best Marketing Campaign
Best new Start-Up
Best News Source
Best Packaging Design
Best Packaging Equipment
Best POS/CRM Software
Best PR/Advertising Agency
Best Retail Chain
Best Retail Interior Design
Best Security Service
Best Seedbank
Best Software
Best Storefront Branding
Best Supplier/Distributor
Best Top Retail Store (Single Location)
Best Trimming Equipment
Best Water Filtration System
Brand of the Year
Cannabis Person of the Year
Favourite Accessory
Favourite Capsules, Extracts, Concentrates
Favourite CBD & Topicals
Favourite Edible Product
Favourite Flower
Favourite Infused Beverages
Favourite Product of the Year
Favourite Retail Store or Medical Clinic
Favourite Vaporizer
Green Deed(s) Award
Licensed Producer of the Year
Medical Cannabis Professional of the Year
Outstanding Educator or Institution of the Year
Scientific Researcher or Facility
Social Media Influencer of the Year


Jim Belushi to headline Grow Up Conference Victoria June 20-22

The highly anticipated Grow Up Conference and Expo is arriving on the West Coast, with its inaugural B.C. conference held at the Victoria Conference Centre from June 20-22, 2022.

On April 14, conference organizers announced that the event will be headlined by keynote speaker Jim Belushi, performer, farmer and star of Discovery Channel’s Growing Belushi.

“In addition to sharing his journey creating Belushi’s Farms, the cannabis connoisseur will discuss the passions that spurred his entry into cannabis and the challenges he’s faced in growing and remaining nimble in an ever-changing industry.”

Grow Up was named the best cannabis conference of 2021 by High! Canada magazine and is expected to attract more than 3,000 industry experts, businesses, and professionals to Victoria, Canada’s hub of cannabis culture.

Join AirMed this June in Victoria at Grow Up, the largest cannabis conference for growers in Canada.

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

Visit AirMed in booth 509 in the expo area.

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


Health Canada authorizing dried and fresh cannabis sales to licensees

Beginning April 19, 2022, existing holders of micro and standard cannabis licenses in Canada will be granted authorization to sell dried and fresh cannabis products. A notification went out to existing license holders at the end of March that this regulatory change will allow them to sell dried or fresh cannabis products to provincial wholesalers. Prior to this, a sales amendment was required to sell those products.

“Initial licensing came with sales conditions, and the amendment application process could take months,” said Justin Hearn, president and CEO of AirMed Canada Systems, “These changes are designed to reduce the regulatory burden for licensees and help them get their products to market more quickly. We expect this to be especially significant for our micro clients who want to carry out farmgate sales.”

Health Canada will automatically reissue licenses with amended conditions over the next three months. Those who had already applied for an amendment for dried and fresh cannabis sales will be prioritized in the process. Following the regulations, licensees will still need to submit a Notification of New Cannabis Product (NNCP) 60 days in advance of the sale of any new product.

This modification to the license program has been implemented as part of Health Canada’s efforts to improve the cannabis licensing process. According to the notification, “The decision is based on the lower risk associated with producing dried and fresh cannabis products.”

Note that the change applies only to dried and fresh cannabis products. Other products, such as edibles and vape cartridges, are not included in the sales amendment. Licensees planning to sell those products must still apply to Health Canada for a sales amendment.

“While these changes do not apply to the sale of extracts and edibles, it is certainly a step in the right direction,” said Hearn. “We expect edibles and extracts to play a significant role in cannabis sales in the future and have already added support in AirMed for these classes of cannabis.”

For more information about cannabis in Canada, visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/health/campaigns/cannabis/industry.html

For information on how AirMed manages the sale of cannabis products for licensees, visit: https://airmedcloud.com/software/#sell


Congratulations to Craft Kings: Best Craft Cannabis Company

AirMed client Craft Kings has been recognized as “Best Craft Best Craft Cannabis Company” in the Commercial Cannabis Awards for 2021.

Sponsored by Global Health & Pharma (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.

A spokesperson for Crafts Kings said, “We are incredibly honoured, humbled, and hyped to receive this award. All our hard work is paying off. We have accomplished so much in just over a year, yet we are just getting started.”

AirMed was also honoured with a Commercial Cannabis Award for 2021, and we are proud to be on the same winners list as Craft Kings.

For more information about Crafts Kings visit: https://craftkings.ca/

To read about AirMed’s Commercial Cannabis Award, visit: https://airmedcloud.com/commercial-cannabis-awards-2021/


AirMed Best Turnkey Cannabis Management System for 2021

AirMed has been recognized as “Best Turnkey Cannabis Management System” in the 2021 Commercial Cannabis Awards.

Sponsored by Global Health & Pharma (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 is proud to be recognized for the role it plays in the cannabis industry,” said CEO Justin Hearn.

“AirMed was created in 2014 to help Canadian licensed producers meet compliance at all levels of government. Continuously innovating since then, our goal is to provide a responsive solution that not only meets customer needs but anticipates them, regardless of the size or focus of your cannabis business. That has been our driving force since our inception, and after eight years in business, we are still 100% Canadian owned. We’d like to thank Global Health & Pharma for this honour and promise to keep up the good work.”

GHP Awards Executive wrote, “…This award symbolises the hard work, dedication, and effort that institutions such as yourselves have applied throughout the challenges faced in the midst of a global pandemic! Once again, congratulations on your victory!”

GHP Magazine’s aim is to provide support and help showcase the latest developments, most promising innovations and leading companies across the medical and health industries.

The Commercial Cannabis Awards are entirely merit-led, which means that GHP does not go on the number of votes received. The aim is to ensure that GHP rewards businesses of all levels based on their quality of product or dedication to service, from small start-ups to giant behemoths.

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

Learn more about the GHP Cannabis Awards here: https://www.ghp-news.com/awards/commercial-cannabis-awards/

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


Join Us at Grow Up Victoria 2022: June 20-22

Join AirMed this June at the Grow Up Conference and Expo in Victoria for three days of  in-person cannabis cultivation and processing activities.

Grow Up focuses on 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.

Learn from the best in the cannabis industry. Hundreds of top speakers and keynotes together to bring you up-to-date on proven methods, innovations and technology.

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

Visit AirMed in booth 509 in the expo area.

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


Quality Management and AirMed

Constantly innovating to help our clients, we have a host of features in development for our seed-to-sale software. One of the most significant improvements currently in development for AirMed is built-in Quality Management.

A Quality Management System (QMS) can help your organization mitigate regulatory risk by providing the tools you need to meet the requirements and standards for Health Canada’s Good Production Practices. But risk reduction is not the only benefit of QMS. You can also improve efficiency, provide consistent control over processes, and much more. As a result, we’re building a range of QMS features into AirMed including the following.

  • Escalation and Tracking: Escalation and tracking will be available for use in any area of the facility such as plant growth incidents, extraction incidents, order and fulfillment incidents.
  • Vendor Approval Process: A multi-level approval process will be supported for new vendors who supply products.
  • Enhanced Received Product Management: New features are being added for received product quarantine, testing and release for use. The new functionality will support having certain received products undergo QA to ensure they match specifications. QA results can be uploaded to support this workflow.
  • SOP Management: Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) are critical to QMS, and we will be adding SOP management for current and historical SOPs with auto-versioning to track changes in procedures.
  • Electronic Signatures: Electronic signatures will be available for workflows such as destruction, sanitation, and processes that need approval from a responsible person in charge.
  • Case Management for Plant Issues: With new support for both SMS and MMS notifications, a grow tech concerned about a plant will be able to send a photo to the head grower for instant review.

We’re working hard to meet shifting customer needs and market demands in the Canadian cannabis industry, turning your feedback into important product advancements. AirMed seed-to-sale business solutions go beyond compliance to help licensed producers cultivate success.

If you’d like to read about Canada’s Good Production Practices for Cannabis, visit https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/cannabis-regulations-licensed-producers/good-production-practices-guide.html

For more information about AirMed visit our software page.

If you have specific questions or would like a free demo of AirMed, please contact an AirMed sales representative by filling out one of our contact forms or calling 1-877-313-2442.


AirMed is still 100% Canadian owned

As US corporations buy up seed-to-sale software companies in Canada, AirMed is still 100% Canadian owned.

AirMed was created in 2014 to help Canadian licensed producers meet compliance at all levels of government. Continuously innovating since then, we believe that building a culture of quality is an important part of our customers’ success. This commitment to quality is why a growing list of cultivators, nurseries, processors, manufacturers, and dispensaries use AirMed.

We rely on industry requirements and customer feedback to drive AirMed development, rather than investor pressure. We encourage our users to tell us what matters most to them in a cannabis management system. This feedback helps guide us in adapting AirMed to improve efficiency, productivity and user experience.

Our goal is to provide a responsive solution that not only meets customer needs but anticipates them, regardless of the size or focus of your cannabis business. That has been our driving force for nearly eight years.

Contact AirMed for a demo today to see what homegrown can do for you. Call us at (877) 313-2442 or use the contact form in the footer of this page.

For more information about AirMed, visit our About page or our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you’d like to have a conversation about AirMed, please give us a call at 1-877-313-2442 or use one of the contact forms to start the ball rolling.


CTLS Reporting in AirMed

Always innovating to help our customers meet the regulatory challenges they face daily, AirMed offers a new automated system for CTLS reporting.

As mandated by the Cannabis Act, Health Canada requires that licensees submit a Cannabis Tracking and Licensing System (CTLS) report every month for every licensed site. This reporting applies to cultivators and processors (including micro, standard or nursery), as well as sellers of medical cannabis and provincial or territorial authorities, distributors and retailers.

Full Export

Using our new full export process, thousands of reported fields tracked by AirMed will automatically populate the standard spreadsheet template provided by Health Canada. Not only is the time required to complete monthly reports reduced, but the potential for human error often encountered in manual data entry is eliminated.

Summary Reports

AirMed also includes a suite of CTLS summary reports offering breakdowns of key fields with direct links to detailed reports. You can identify the values used to calculate a final total and also find the exact inventory records used to calculate those values, all from one page. Inventory validation has never been easier.

 

For more information or for a free demonstration of our automated CTLS reporting, please call 1-877-313-2442 or use on of the contact forms on the site.


Join us at Virtual Grower Day April 14

Hosted by Greenhouse Canada & Grow Opportunity magazine, Grower Day comes to a new virtual platform for 2021.

Grower Day on April 14 spotlights all things cannabis cultivation, including trends and issues that impact Canada’s licensed cannabis producers.

Meet with experts and growers from across the country, and discuss the latest in research, technology and production practices.

AirMed seed-to-sale business solutions will be an exhibitor at this event, so drop by our virtual booth to find out more about AirMed Cloud software and our turn-key ecosystem.

For more information visit: Grower Day April 14, 2021

Visit our virtual booth: AirMed at Virtual Grower Day


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


Thanks for visiting us at Lift Vancouver!

We’d like to thank everyone who visited the AirMed booth at the Lift Expo at the Vancouver Convention Centre last week. Thanks for taking the time to get to know us. It was a pleasure to meet you! We had a great time at the show and hope you did too.

We demonstrated our seed-to-sale software live on site and introduced many of you to out AirMed Ecosystem, a turn-key compliance and business solution for micro-producers. We had tablets, environmental sensors and more in the booth.

To help cannabis producers, big and small, cultivate success, AirMed has developed strategic partnerships with leading vendors of products and services in the Canadian cannabis industry. From compliance consultants through equipment manufacturers to telecommunications and finally delivery services, we've partnered with the best in the industry. For more information about our partners visit: AirMed Ecosystem

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