“We just want to make the best cannabis products,” says the family-run cannabis licensed producer
In a race to getting the first outdoor cultivation license in Canada, it appears Good Buds Co has emerged as the winner.
The B.C.-based licensed cannabis producer recently made an announcement that it has been awarded the federally-authorized outdoor cultivation license at the company’s Salt Spring Island property. “The license was granted by Health Canada on Friday, May 10, 2019,” Yahoo Finance reports.
The company was founded by brothers Tyler and Alex Rumi in 2017. In an interview with The GrowthOp they said, “We believe we were awarded the first outdoor licence for cannabis cultivation in Canada. Unfortunately, we can’t say 100 percent at this point.”
The brothers maintain that the company’s intention since the beginning has always been to cultivate cannabis outdoors. “We purposely picked our lot, when we first picked our location (Salt Spring Island)… and zeroed in on a location where we can do outdoor cultivation. We believe that was something that was likely to be big in the future,” the two said, “You are leveraging the power of the sun, it’s a lot less energy-intensive.”
The team at Good Buds are actually good buds
The company now has more than 750,000 sq ft of licensed cultivation space, the press release stated. With the licence in place, “we are going to be firing on all cylinders to get our seedlings to the ground this summer. We are expecting to harvest between 5-10,000 kilos all through the summer, and are planting somewhere between 100 to 2000 plants,” the brothers said.
The company’s mission to producing the “best cannabis products” remains rooted in organic cultivation. “We are using the native soil on our agricultural land property… that’s the existing topsoil that was here since it was designated by the Provincial Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) as agricultural land,” Tyler, CEO of Good Buds said.
The company will be growing cannabis in a way that only uses organic inputs. That means nothing synthetic will be added to the soil, no synthetic pesticides, or other products will be applied to the cannabis plant during its entire life cycle. “We believe that if we stay focused on growing the purest cannabis, we’ll end up with the purest extractions. Whenever you’re extracting cannabis, quality-in equals quality-out. That’s why we grow only in recycled living organic soils. We don’t want to produce a flavourless commodity, rather, we want to produce terpene rich products,” Alex was quoted saying in an interview with Yahoo Finance.
Family dynamics, meanwhile, has never gotten in the way of operating the business. “We are friendly, approachable and we care about each other and the products that we make,” said Alex, Chief Strategy Officer.
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