Canadian cannabis sales projected to double over next five years

A “Cannabis Canada Weekly” column published on BNN Bloomberg in March 2022 reports that Canadian cannabis sales are expected to double to $8.8B over next five years.

The article refers to a report published by the market researchers at Brightfield Group and notes, “The pace of sales in Canada’s cannabis market may be slowing down, but it is still expected to double over the next five years, according to a new report.”


CannabisWiki Conference & Expo: Jun 15-16, 2022 in London, ON

Set in Southwestern Ontario’s Agri-Food Hub and partnered with leaders in the agricultural space, the Cannabis.Wiki Expo is set to forge new relationships and usher in a reinvigorated era for the cannabis & hemp expo space.

Discover dynamic exhibits that showcase the latest innovative products & services across all categories, with a focus on the collision between agriculture, cannabis, and agri-food.

Enjoy educational sessions with industry innovators, leaders, and influencers, that explore future trends and current prospects within Southwestern Ontario’s Cannabis industry.

This event will be held at the Western Fair District, 316 Rectory St, London, ON N5W 3V9 June 15 and 16, 2022.
For more information visit: https://expo.cannabis.wiki/


Report says Cannabis Contributed $43.5 Billion to Canada’s GDP since legalization

The industry analysts at Deloitte Canada have published an annual report on the Canadian cannabis industry. Posted February 1, 2022, the report is titled, “An industry makes its mark: the economic and social impact of Canada’s cannabis sector.”

The authors of the report wrote, “Canada’s cannabis industry is generating billions for the country’s economy and government coffers… In the span of three years, the Canadian cannabis sector has found its footing and emerged as a thriving new source of economic growth, creating and supporting tens of thousands of jobs in communities countrywide.”

The report is based on a study that uses an input-output methodology to estimate the economic contributions of the Canadian cannabis sector.

To read more about this report visit: Deloitte Canada

To download the full report in PDF visit: An industry makes its mark


Deloitte Report Discusses Retail Cannabis Pricing Dynamics

With the help of BDSA and Hifyre, the analysts at Deloitte Canada examined consumer sales data alongside Deloitte’s recent survey of cannabis consumer preferences. The goal? To better understand pricing dynamics in both the Canadian and American adult-use cannabis markets.

“We discovered some fundamental similarities between cannabis and consumer packaged goods (CPG) markets—and some key differences.”

This report, titled “Price. It’s Complicated,” gives a close look at how cannabis behaves like a typical CPG (consumer packaged goods) market and the dynamics at play when it doesn’t. The report outlines some recommendations for companies looking to stay competitive in the challenging environment of this young industry.

To read more about this report visit: Deloitte Canada

To download the full report in PDF visit: Price. It’s Complicated.


Future Cannabis Strategies Europe Conference 2022: Jan 26-27 in London

The Future Cannabis Strategy Conference brings together key opinion leaders from some of the biggest brands in the industry with an exciting mix of large–mid-small sized disruptive companies that have shaken up the category with new offerings and methods.

Explore the CBD industry including Cannabis Products & Devices, Beverages, Tobacco, Cosmetics & Nutraceuticals, together with solution providers for two full days of insight, discussion.

The event promises intellectually driven presentations with a mix of case studies, panels and keynotes. Attendees will learn how to devise strategies, learn from successful companies and implement new methodologies that ensure successful growth and development across a variety of cannabis categories.

For more information visit: Future Cannabis Conference


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


New BC Cannabis Sales Programs Announced for 2022

September 30, 2020, Victoria, BC: The British Columbia provincial government announced new sales programs to benefit cannabis producers and Indigenous businesses.

A media release yesterday announced that cannabis producers in B.C. will have greater access to local retailers and consumers, thanks to new direct delivery and farm-gate sales programs that are in development by the Provincial government.

These changes come as a result of input and recommendations from long-time cannabis growers, Indigenous leaders and other stakeholders. The government is giving Health Canada-licensed small-scale producers, including nurseries, the option of delivering cannabis directly to licensed retailers.

“We’ve heard clearly how important these kinds of sales are for smaller cannabis producers trying to get a foothold in a market currently dominated by larger players,” said Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General. “Now more than ever, our government is committed to supporting B.C. businesses and encouraging people to buy local, and that includes creating conditions for cannabis businesses of all sizes to succeed.”

The Province has also promised to develop a farm-gate sales program that will give cannabis growers in B.C. the option to sell their products from storefronts located at their production facilities.

The targeted launch for these new programs is 2022.
The BC Ministry of Attorney General’s Liquor Distribution Branch will also launch an Indigenous Shelf Space Program. This program, expected to start sometime in 2021, is designed to help consumers easily identify products from local Indigenous producers in BC Cannabis Stores.

“These steps will help grow the legal cannabis industry in B.C. in an inclusive way,” said David Eby, Attorney General. “By making it easier to know more about the product, those who choose to use cannabis can make careful decisions about what types of product they want to buy and what sectors of the industry they want to support.”

(Image / BC Liquor Distribution Branch)

The ‘highlighted’ products should be available at private B.C. cannabis retail locations, as well as through the government-run BC Cannabis Stores online site.

For more information contact:
Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General
Media Relations
250 213-3602

New sales programs to benefit cannabis producers, Indigenous businesses | BC Gov News


Cannabis Helps Canadian Agriculture Industry in 2020

According to the newspaper Moosejaw Today, Statistic Canada reported farm cash receipts of $16.7 billion increased 5.2 per cent in 2020 over 2019.

The newspaper article, published September 13, 2020, stated, “Without a 62 per cent increase — $685 million — in cannabis sales, farm cash receipts would have increased a mere .8 per cent… Led by surging cannabis sales, farm cash receipts in the first half of the year bucked the general decline caused by the coronavirus.”

To read the original article, visit: https://www.moosejawtoday.com/local-news/cannabis-steers-healthy-increase-in-agriculture-income-2706446


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


AirMed Ecosystem: Darwin Chambers

Darwin Chambers designs, manufacturers and installs controlled environmental chambers that offer precise control of temperature, humidity, gas, and lighting. Stock and custom chambers with highly energy efficient components are available for a wide variety of applications including cannabis production. Certified technicians recommend solutions and provide critical support.

The drying process is critical to maintaining proper levels of cannabinoids and preventing mold and mildew. Darwin Chambers provides cannabis drying rooms designed for the replicable drying of cannabis. The company manufactures and installs cannabis drying rooms that can vary temperature, additive humidity, and dehumidification at programmed (ramped) levels. This enables lot-to-lot consistency whether the drying happens in humid, coastal areas or dry, high altitude areas. Product can also be stored long term with precise levels of humidity to prevent mold or brittleness. Darwin utilizes a proprietary method of cooling, the PFTCU, (precision fluid temperature control unit) to precisely control temperature. Unlike typical refrigeration units, the PFTCU enables fast replacement (30 minutes) of all cooling components as well as redundancy when ordered as such. Exclusive Antimicrobial Coating on door handle to reduce the spread of bacteria and pathogens. Stable temperature preserves cannabinoids well. Low light levels are also important for proper drying of grown plants. Darwin Chambers offers options to control light levels along with many other chamber options including: Black out strip curtains (to prevent unwanted light infiltration when people must enter the chamber), data loggers, chart recorders, shelving and curing racks.

Darwin Chambers are ideal for cannabis production, and AirMed is proud to be the exclusive representative for Darwin Chambers in Canada.

For more information about the AirMed Ecosystem and all our partners visit our partner page: AirMed Ecosystem


AirMed Ecosystem: Zebra Printers

Zebra engineers scanners, mobile computers, tablets and printers with one purpose: to help you perform even better. As the pioneer at the edge of the enterprise, Zebra products, software, services, analytics and solutions are used to intelligently connect people, assets and data.

Keeping your operations running smoothly and efficiently is your top priority. You rely on printers and tools that are dependable, durable, easy to use and don’t require much space. Zebra’s desktop printers are compact, simple to operate, reliable and cost effective. And, they leverage Zebra’s long history of innovation and industry-leading capabilities.

A global leader in UHF RFID print and encode technologies, Zebra delivers innovative encoding solutions to meet tomorrow’s application needs today. Developed on a globally recognized brand, Zebra leads the industry with a broad product portfolio that spreads across industrial, desktop and card printers and supports wide ranging applications across a variety of markets.

For more information about the AirMed Ecosystem and all our partners visit our partner page: AirMed Ecosystem


Cannabis Expo Ottawa: November 23 & 24, 2019 at Shaw Centre

With the advancement of legalization, the Cannabis Expo is an important step in showing the world the professionalism and maturity of the expanding industry. Join industry leaders from across Canada in an interactive forum educating on the latest technology, research and benefits of cannabis. Don’t miss comprehensive networking opportunities while exploring industry related exhibits as we build the foundation for the future of Cannabis in Canada.

 

For more information visit: Cannabis Expo Ottawa


Future Cannabis Strategies North America Conference: Oct 2-3, 2019 in Toronto

Future Cannabis Strategies North America brings together strategic business leaders from across the wider North American Consumer-Facing Cannabis products category, this includes CBD/ Cannabis Products & Devices, Beverages, Tobacco, Cosmetics & Nutraceuticals, together with solution providers for 2 days of insight, discussion and debate into how manufacturers can:

  • Capitalise on Canada’s legalisation on the sale of edibles, extracts and topicals: expected no later than October 17th 2019
  • Spotlight growth in International markets including the UK, Mainland Europe & South America
  • Understand consumer trends & demands from across North America
  • Identify opportunities to introduce Cannabis/ Hemp infused products into existing Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG)
  • Review recent product innovation to understand how market trends are adapting to consumer demands

This is a strategic event designed for those who have commercial or strategic responsibility. This is not a scientific or medical research focused event, but a platform to share best practise and meet solution providers to allow International CPG manufacturers to ensure they comply with regulation, and to increase sales across global markets. The event heavily focuses on identifying opportunities within the European & North American markets and spotlights regulation to ensure producers and retailers of cannabinoid products operate legally.

This event discusses topics including: Product Launches, Regulatory Affairs, Government Policy, Business Opportunities, Quality Testing Methods & Marketing Practices.

For more information visit: Future Cannabis Conference


AirMed Ecosystem: Stover Cannabis Labeling Products

A division of Stover Manufacturing, Cannabis Labeling Products offers thermal tagging for small to large cannabis growing or cultivation operations. The CannaTag Printing System saves time, money and valuable resources when it comes to mandated compliant labeling requirements. Horticultural-grade products include modified thermal printers and high-quality weather proof thermal tag and labels.

Stover Custom Cannabis Tagging Solutions combine high-volume custom-made thermal tag printers with industry-leading durable plant tags and labels made specifically for commercial cannabis growers and dispensary operations.

For more information about the AirMed Ecosystem and all our partners visit our partner page: AirMed Ecosystem


GrowUp Conference 2019: Sep 12-14 in Niagara Falls

Being held September 12-14, 2019 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Grow Up Conference and Expo is focused on the education, collaboration and growth of the cannabis growing industry. Meet licensed producers, suppliers, equipment manufacturers, investors, lawyers, government officials and growing enthusiasts – all in one magnificent location.

This is an exclusive ticketed event, aimed at professionals looking to expand their knowledge and network in Canada’s fastest growing industry.

The 2-day industry conference includes an opening keynote, panels and sessions, exhibition area, exhibit networking café, networking party and coffee breaks.

Learn from the professionals with the Grow at Home Workshop created for the recreational user that wants to learn how to grow at home, legally, safety and responsibly.

For more information visit: GrowUp Conference


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


Canadian Cannabis Summit 2019: May 30-Jun 1 in Calgary

The Canadian Cannabis Summit is the most innovative, helpful conference you can attend if you are budding or seasoned professional looking for opportunity and education within the emerging Canadian Cannabis Industry.

Learn from experienced cannabis professionals working within a variety of industries.

Gain valuable insight on cannabis technology, science & medicine, retail, banking, investment, marketing, political policy, and Canadian law.

Attain a deeper knowledge on Cannabis business development, as well as the strategy of operating a legal Canadian cannabis business.

Hear from the people pioneering and shaping the forthcoming legal Canadian cannabis industry.

For more information visit: Canadian Cannabis Summit


AirMed Ecosystem: Quality & Compliance Management from Isolocity

Isolocity and AirMed have teamed up to offer clients seed-to-sale quality and compliance management.

AirMed and Isolocity are working together to offer cannabis producers quality and compliance management. In the highly regulated cannabis industry, quality management and meeting compliance are critical. Isolocity helps organizations adapt, automate and grow to meet the needs of industry regulations. Isolocity offers a full compliance system that’s affordable for small to medium sized businesses and includes automated risk management, employee competency test builder, batch records, document control and more.

The compliance management software is built with good manufacturing practice (GMP) principles in mind to help meet Health Canada regulations for cannabis growers and processors.

Isolocity makes ISO 9001:2015 compliance simple by automating labour-intensive processes. The QMS software helps you improve consistency in production and guides you through your ISO 9001 certification.

The risk management module includes planning with HACCP and PFMEA. Easily plan, initiate, and prioritize actions to minimize hazards and failure in your production.
Isolocity is paperless, cloud-based software that helps eliminate the labor involved in quality and compliance management. Seamless coordination between system and users gets quality scores where you want them to be.

Isolocity provides a faster, more efficient way to decrease cost, drive more value from the quality system, and achieve compliance.

For more information about the AirMed Ecosystem and all our partners visit our partner page: AirMed Ecosystem


AirMed Ecosystem: Pathogen Detection from PathSensors

AirMed and PathSensors are working together to offer an innovative and cost-effective solution for pathogen detection and treatment with unparalleled control and precision to drive higher revenue. CANARY (Cellular Analysis and Notification of Antigen Risks and Yields) is a cell-based biosensor technology that delivers extremely rapid detection of pathogens at previously unseen levels of sensitivity and specificity. Originally developed by scientists at MIT Lincoln Laboratories to combat bioterrorism threats, the CANARY technology has been adapted by PathSensors for applications in agriculture and food safety.

PathSensors’ BioFlash® Biological Identifier is highly-portable and incorporates a high-volume, high-performance aerosol sampler for indoor/outdoor applications. Incorporating the CANARY® technology, the BioFlash® Biological Identifier provides rapid, sensitive and specific identification of biological threat agents and other pathogens including toxins.

The Zephyr Pathogen Identifier uses CANARY® detection technology to screen for pathogens in liquid and powder samples. The Zephyr platform is ideal for users who need rapid, accurate results, and who test lower volumes of samples (<40 tests/day).

For more information about the AirMed Ecosystem and all our partners visit our partner page: AirMed Ecosystem