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


New reports in AirMed keep pace with marketplace

AirMed has the most comprehensive reporting in any cannabis management system. To ensure that our reporting keeps pace with changes in regulations and the cannabis marketplace, we regularly update our reporting system and add new reports.

Industry analysts and market researchers agree that edibles are the future of cannabis as consumer preferences shift from away from smoking.

Seattle-based data-analytics firm Headset examined sales from the US and Canada and reported “…overall edibles sales grew by more than 20%…”

According to a different report titled Cannabis Edible Products Market Report, “The aversion to smoking is one of the main factors that has led to the significant growth of cannabis-infused edibles over the past years.”

MJ Biz Daily reported that “The outlook for edibles is considered bullish among industry executives… Industry executives said consumers around 30-45 years old especially seem to be entering the cannabis market via edibles.”

To support the addition of edibles and topicals functionality in AirMed earlier this year, we added new CTLS data reporting. We also updated the existing CTLS Full Export function to include the totals from the main CTLS reports.

The release of edibles and topicals functionality in tandem with supporting CTLS reporting lets users manage entire edible and topical inventory data in AirMed and also export data into a pre-populated CTLS monthly report using the CTLS Full Export function. This vastly improves the inventory tracking capabilities for edibles and topicals and can save users valuable time in monthly reporting.

AirMed is working hard to support consumer trends so cannabis producers and processors can meet the needs of the marketplace.

The “Cannabis Edible Products Market Report” can be found at: https://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/5529328/cannabis-infused-edible-products-market-growth

The Headset “Cannabis Product Trends” report can be found at: https://www.headset.io/industry-reports/the-most-popular-cannabis-product-trends-in-the-us-canada

Read more from MJ Biz Daily on the edibles market here: https://mjbizdaily.com/led-by-gummies-edibles-keep-pace-with-growth-of-overall-us-marijuana-market/

To learn more about AirMed reporting visit: https://airmedcloud.com/software/#report

For a demo of AirMed’s reporting features, click the Request Demo button at the top of the page or use the contact form in the footer. You can also call us directly at 1-877-313-2442.


AirMed Welcomes 2022

AirMed Canada Systems Inc. was founded in 2014. That makes AirMed one of the oldest seed-to-sale software companies in Canada (and possibly the oldest).

This year, 2022, is our eighth in business. We’ve seen many changes in the cannabis industry in those years.

The Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) was replaced by the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) in 2014. The ACMPR was then replaced by the Cannabis Act in 2017. The decriminalization of cannabis in Canada evolved into legalization in 2018.

While not the first country to legalize cannabis for recreational use, Canada was the largest at the time and seen as the leader in legalization. The world watched as our country scrambled to get a new industry up and running.

Huge amounts of capital flooded in as investors jumped on what they expected to be a gravy train. But the train ran slower than many predicted, and in the retail cannabis world, the train behaved more like a rollercoaster.

Along the route, some cannabis-related businesses went public, others merged or were acquired. Many start-ups derailed without gaining any ground.

To date, hundreds of cultivators and processors have been licensed in Canada, rather than the thousands that were anticipated. But of those, more than 100 are using AirMed to manage their seed-to-sale processes.

AirMed is proud to have been one of the first on the cannabis industry train in Canada. With a philosophy of steady managed growth, our company continues to operate at a sustainable level. As the train moves forward, whether slow or fast, AirMed is committed to staying onboard.

Happy New Year!


Managing Extracts, Edibles & Topicals in AirMed

For those wishing to process extracts, edibles and topicals, AirMed offers comprehensive features dedicated to these classes of cannabis.

Extracts, edibles and topicals are categorized as special classes of cannabis due to the unique public health and safety risks they present. As a result, these cannabis products have specific requirements pertaining to their formulation, production and composition.

Health Canada licensed processors have a broad base of data management needs to maintain compliance and accurately complete the monthly CTLS report. AirMed has developed a full range of functionality to meet those needs.

As with all elements of our system, comprehensive tracking and reporting is available. AirMed tracks and reports on every aspect of processing with specific fields for managing extracts, edibles, and topicals as well as their materials and lots.

Access to the AirMed software functionality that manages these cannabis classes is controlled on a user-by-user basis. Workforce management in our software utilizes configurable departments and job roles to control which workflows workers are authorized to use. You determine who is given rights to these production areas based on the needs of assigned job roles.

The AirMed cannabis record management system has separate production sections for extracts, edibles and topicals with workflows designed specifically to meet their requirements

AirMed offers workflows for storing extractions after processing for further processing or for blending with other materials and more. Weights are tracked to five decimal places for precision and reporting.

Packaged products can be sold individually to medical clients or as packaged products to recreational users.

Packaging features in AirMed include the ability to create discrete units such as edible gummies or gel caps, which can be recorded individually in groups or as bulk packages.

Packaging of discrete units can be one discrete unit in a package, multiple discrete units in a package, or bulk discrete units in a bulk package for either storage or to sell as bulk units to another licensed producer.

All labels are produced and created from within AirMed and can be customized to your needs.

To facilitate the sale of products to provincial warehouses, AirMed offers GS1 barcoding and configuration for tracking product cases and master cases.

Inventory management in AirMed is designed to provide a centralized view of your current stock levels of all products to help control costs, manage planning, and forecast with extensive reporting tools.

Shipping is easy with built-in functionality and integration with Purolator services.
Each field related to extractions, packaging, discrete units, samples, and order fulfilment is automatically included by AirMed in Health Canada CTLS and CRA monthly reporting.

With more stringent requirements for these cannabis classes comes a greater need for control and risk mitigation. Quality management (QMS) helps you provide the finest you can offer while reducing risks.

To give our clients the best chance of cultivating success, we’re building a range of QMS features into AirMed to support Good Production Practices (GPP) and a Preventive Control Program (PCP).

No other cannabis record management system offers the breadth of functionality, ease of use, and comprehensive features to cover all classes of cannabis and help you control cost.

  • Dried cannabis
  • Fresh cannabis
  • Cannabis plants
  • Cannabis plant seeds
  • Edible cannabis
  • Cannabis extracts
  • Cannabis topicals

To read about the Health Canada requirements related to processing cannabis extractions, edibles and topicals, read the guidelines at: Government of Canada.

For more information about the features in AirMed, visit our Software page.

To schedule a free demo of AirMed, please use the button at the top of the screen or fill out any of the contact forms.

And if you’d like to learn more about any of the features mentioned, give us a call at 1-877-313-2442.

 


Role-based Management in AirMed

Role-based management in AirMed helps control employee access to the software system.

Actions within AirMed are linked to roles. When you assign a role to an employee, you allow access to those actions.

Employees can be assigned to the roles that correspond to the requirements of their jobs. Employees not assigned to specific roles are prevented from accessing the associated workflows.

For example, if a staff member is new and working in cultivation, you can create a role that only provides access to certain actions in the Source Material, Batch, and Lot Details screens. All other action items will not be visible. This lets you restrict access to parts of the system, based on a user’s job function within your organization.

AirMed has several roles defined by default, but you can create as many roles as required. You can also edit or rename existing roles to match your organization’s workflows. Within each role you can specify which actions are associated.

For more information about how roles can help you manage employee access, contact us today by using one of the contact forms or by calling 1-877-313-2442.

For more information on how AirMed helps you business, visit our Software page or our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you’d like to discuss your specific needs, please give us a call at 1-877-313-2442 or use one of the contact forms to start the ball rolling.


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.


Support for GS-1 Barcoding Standards in AirMed

AirMed software offers full functionality for multi-level packaging with layered barcoding that meets GS-1 barcode standards. This is the standard required to sell to provincial government distributors.

Licensed producers who use AirMed can assemble retail-ready individual product packages using a ‘master case’ system and identify and track products at each packaging level.

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.

Our master case processing lets you use layered barcoding for individual containers through to cases of multiple containers. The AirMed 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 has a comprehensive multi-step recall process that completely automates recalls if they are ever needed.

To schedule a live demonstration of AirMed Cloud software, call us at 1-877- 313-2442 or click the Request Demo button at the top of the screen.

For more information on how AirMed helps your business, visit our Software page or our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you’d like to discuss your specific needs, please give us a call at 1-877-313-2442 or use one of the contact forms to start the ball rolling.


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


Quality Assurance in AirMed

AirMed provides licensed producers with a complete framework to establish and validate a quality assurance system.

The AirMed QA system is based on pre-defined North American and European pharmacopeia.

The system tracks testing results for the samples taken at any stage of production and enables shipping of samples to third-party QA labs. Results and certificate of analysis documents are logged and used to determine if the material the sample was derived from is acceptable for sale. Test results are verified by an authorized QA person and a passed or failed status is assigned to each data point. The QA results are maintained in the system and can be referenced at any point to review the values.

From reviewing non-conformance to documenting and communicating findings, AirMed helps you maintain your desired level of quality. Tracking attention to detail for every process gives you total confidence in your product.

For more information about quality assurance in AirMed, visit our Software page.  You can also schedule a live preview of the software by clicking the Request Demo button at the top of the screen. Or give us a call at 1-877-313-2442.


Reporting & Auditing in AirMed

AirMed software is specifically designed to meet or exceed Cannabis Act regulations with full audit support capabilities and comprehensive reporting. AirMed regularly passes Health Canada inspections. For more information visit our Compliance page.

AirMed is designed to support and comply with federal, provincial and local legislation. In fact, AirMed meets the USA’s FDA 21 CFR Part 11 regulations. Considered to be some of the most comprehensive electronic record keeping specifications in the world, they are the basis for the standards set by many countries.

AirMed pulls all the required information for all government reporting, whether monthly, quarterly, or annually. Reports are built in for Cannabis Licensing & Tracking System (CTLS) and Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Supporting sub-reports provide the necessary validation detail. Export data to other systems or print reports to retain the required information outside of AirMed as archived printed or electronic records.

Every action/workflow in AirMed is auditable, and built-in audit reports & forms provide complete product traceability. Inventory, recall, destruction and other reports can be generated as needed. Authorized site auditors can be given access to perform inspections of records. AirMed retains all data indefinitely and lets you export or print reports to be held for required retention periods for audit purposes.

For more information about AirMed’s reporting and auditing features, schedule a free demo by clicking the Request Demo button at the top of the page or by using the contact form in the footer. You can also call us directly at 1-877-313-2442.


AirMed and FDA CFR 21

We are sometimes asked if AirMed meets FDA standards. First, please be aware that the FDA is a department of the US government. The specific portion of FDA regulations relevant to software such as AirMed is part CFR 21. As it is an American standard, Health Canada does not require CFR Part 21 compliance as part of the Cannabis Act Regulations. And while AirMed was designed for the Canadian cannabis industry and to comply with Health Canada regulations, AirMed does conform to CFR Part 21 with respect to electronic record keeping, audit trails, and electronic signatures. 

Many agencies throughout the world are responsible for issuing and enforcing regulations that affect businesses. The regulations affecting software such as AirMed are typically those related to records management compliance. And while there are many regulatory agencies involved in records management, for the most part the regulations themselves are similar from country to country and agency to agency. The purpose of them, in general, is to ensure the security, confidentiality and authentication of electronic records.

The U.S. FDA regulates food, drugs, medical devices, biologics, animal feed and drugs, cosmetics and radiation-emitting products such as cell phones for the U.S.A. The FDA’s rules for manufacturing and distribution are designed to protect consumers and promote public health. In the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 21 deals with Food & Drugs. Until recently, the regulations in this title required paper records with handwritten signatures.

Back in 1997, part 11 of 21 CFR was enacted to cover the use of electronic records and electronic signatures. Commonly known as 21 CFR 11, this part defines the criteria “under which the agency considers electronic records, electronic signatures, and handwritten signatures executed to electronic records to be trustworthy, reliable, and generally equivalent to paper records and handwritten signatures executed on paper.”

Essentially, the concerns about using electronic records are that records may be lost in a system crash, the data may become corrupt or modifications may be made without proper authorization. In addition, since printed documents with hand-written signatures are recognized as legally binding on the signators, the agencies are looking for ways to make electronic records similarly binding on their owners. The regulations have been proposed to ensure that whenever an organization replaces printed documents with electronic data, there are checks and balances in place to ensure integrity of the electronic records so that they can be legally equivalent to printed records.

AirMed has a range of features that satisfy standards for security, authentication, validation and auditing as outlined in 21 CFR 11 and other regulations.

For more detailed information visit: Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) | FDA

For more information on how AirMed helps you meet compliance, visit our Compliance page or our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you’d like to discuss your specific needs, please give us a call at 1-877-313-2442 or use one of the contact forms to start the ball rolling.


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.


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.


What happens with my seed-to-sale software if regulations change?

The market for cannabis is evolving. Health Canada manages oversight and sets the compliance requirements for legal production of cannabis in Canada. In the last five years, these requirements have changed multiple times and are set to change again with the legalization of cannabis for recreational use on October 17, 2018. A responsible software vendor will ensure that all its clients have the information they need to comply with the latest Health Canada requirements.

With SaaS or cloud-based seed-to-sale platforms, software updates are usually global to all clients/users. On-site implementations sometimes require individual upgrades performed by the client in conjunction with the vendor. Often this means scheduling both parties, which can delay access to the latest features and functionality. If there are modifications for specific clients, this can mean a complicated upgrade path with the risk of unintended software bugs and related down time or additional costs to re-customize.

As you choose your seed-to-sale software solution, be sure to consider the future of compliance and those implications on your business. No one knows for sure what the future holds, but history has shown that the only true constant is change.

For more information about the Cannabis Act in Canada visit: What you need to know about cannabis – Canada.ca

For more information, download our software buyer’s guide here: How to Purchase Seed-to-Sale Software


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.


What is seed-to-sale software and why do I need it?

Seed-to-sale software tracks plant production from reproduction through growth, harvesting, drying, packaging, sales and distribution. Health Canada mandates record keeping for every part of the process, and Canadian seed-to-sale software applications focus on compliance built on Health Canada’s ACMP (Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes) regulations.

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. 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.

As a Health Canada applicant, you must specify the name of the software system you plan to use for record keeping and provide a summary of how the software program meets Health Canada’s requirements. As a result, you will need to make at least preliminary decisions into seed-to-sale management software early on in your application process.

This might seem like one more challenge along your path to becoming a licensed producer, but in reality, seed-to-sale software is designed to help you be successful.

Seed-to-sale software platforms should provide the electronic record keeping required to not only for you to meet compliance, but also to help you be successful in your business. From greenhouse to warehouse to customer, your software system should help you at every stage of your operation. Functionality for genetics tracking, inventory management, quality control, shipping & receiving, point-of-sale ecommerce, compliance auditing & reporting, and customer relationship management can provide you with full business administration.

What is ACMPR and how does it affect me?

What does ACMPR cover?

For the cannabis industry in Canada, the most critical compliance implications are those covered by the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations. This legislation covers every aspect of marijuana production and sale. Overseen by Health Canada, these regulations must be adhered to at every stage of cannabis business from propagation through to sale. As of August 24, 2016, the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) replaced the previous Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR).

ACMPR is designed to provide an immediate solution for Canada to meet legal requirements. But Health Canada is continuously evaluating how a system of medical access to cannabis should function alongside the government’s commitment to legalize, strictly regulate and restrict access to cannabis. As a result, laws and regulations may change.

Currently, the legislation contains four parts.

Part 1 sets out a framework for commercial production by licensed producers responsible for the production and distribution of quality-controlled fresh or dried marijuana or cannabis oil or starting materials (i.e., seeds and plants) in secure and sanitary conditions.

Part 2 sets out provisions for individuals to produce a limited amount of cannabis for their own medical purposes or to designate someone to produce it for them.

Parts 3 and 4 include transitional provisions, consequential amendments to other regulations, and provisions repealing the MMPR.

All those wishing to produce cannabis in Canada must apply to Health Canada to become a licensed producer under the ACMPR legislation, and all licensed producers MUST comply with the ACMPR regulations.

What are the specific ACMPR regulations that affect software and record keeping?

The ACMPR has many regulations that apply to the medical marijuana industry in Canada as a whole. Not all of those have implications for record keeping or to the method (software) used for that record keeping. (For links to the different websites that cover ACMP see More Information at the end of this document.)

How do I meet ACMPR compliance?

To be ACMPR compliant, your organization must have ways of meeting all of the regulations listed above.

Many of the regulations listed above apply to processes, so you’ll need to be utilizing best practices and documented standard operating procedures. You’ll also need to be able to prove to Health Canada that you have used best practices. That’s where seed-to-sale software comes in. Your cannabis business management software should provide you with the means to meet compliance when it comes to record keeping and reporting.

To support you in this process, a viable software vendor will supply you with a document that outlines exactly how the system they provide meets those requirements.

For more information on seed-to-sale software, download our buyer’s guide, which answers to the following questions.

What does seed-to-sale software cost?

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?

Download the buyer’s guide here: How to purchase seed-to-sale software

For a free demo to learn how AirMed meets these and other regulations, please call 1-877-313-2442, use clikc the Request Demo button or email info@airmed.ca.


AirMed's History

Back in 2014, a group of Canadian tech visionaries recognized the opportunities in the emerging cannabis industry in Canada and began building the AirMed software system.

AirMed’s founders have decades of experience in the technology sector with expertise creating business-to-business applications for highly regulated industries including pharmaceutical, healthcare, law enforcement and financial services.

Originally designed to help licensed producers meet compliance, AirMed has evolved into a comprehensive business management solution for the Canadian cannabis industry.

Named for the goddess of healing herbs, AirMed has become one of the leading seed-to-sale systems in Canada. With the introduction of the AirMed Ecosystem, AirMed offers a turn-key solution with integrated hardware and software to help producers become more productive and profitable.

For more information on AirMed, visit our About page. If you’d like to discuss your specific needs, please give us a call at 1-877-313-2442 or use one of the contact forms to start the ball rolling. You can also book a demo of AirMed by clicking the Request Demo button or using any of the contact forms.