The cycle of craft cannabis

Published Jan 25, 2019 04:54 p.m. ET

 I think this is the second coming of craft cannabis. It’s not new. In the early 90’s, hydroponic weed was the big thing. Weed grown in the earth took a back seat during this period. In most farming products we were consuming loads of heavy metal fertilizers. Farmers using heavy metal fertilizers could not re-use their soil, it was degraded beyond use. We were ingesting it in our herb. Then look at the small weed supplier who used organic products to sustain their plants. This was to ensure their plants were toxin free.  Each plant received individual attention.  Back in the day when weed was not legal in most places, it was to the back woods weed supplier where we looked to fulfill our needs. Looking at what is happening now in this industry I think we are going full circle when it comes to the production of craft weed. Craft marijuana is toxic-free,pure and carefully grown natural weed, like the weed we smoked in the 80’s before mass production took hold.

Craft weed license

Late in 2018 small craft facilities will be eligible for a unique type of license, namely a Micro Cultivation License. The Standard Cultivation Licence that is presently issued has more security and operational requirements than the new license. This revision will provide many opportunities for small business entrepreneurs of today. This license allows a total of 200 square meters of space, be it indoor or outdoor. A noticeable change to the new license is that people with minor non-violent cannabis convictions won’t be prohibited from obtaining a license. Many of whom have been growing the herb with amazing results will now be able to share their knowledge and experience by owning and operating businesses of their own.

What is craft weed?

There is no specific, understood chain of thought about this. There is no exact definition, the whole thing is subjective. One thing we can agree is that it is weed grown on a smaller controlled level. Another description is that it is weed produced in a traditional or non-mechanized way. A good comparison would be the organic farmer to the massive producing industrial farmer.


Craft weed has exceptional taste and aromas. The boutique strains of this herb can command high prices.  Hand trimming is, of course, an intricate part of the crafting procedure, no mechanical interference. There are areas of Canada that pay well for this part of the process.  Craft weed has been best described as being the small, healthy purest form of producing marijuana.  The type of soil is another expense that adds to the operating costs of the craft farmer. This soil is pure all natural and synthetic free. One needs to ask themselves what type of herb you would like your body to ingest. Herb that was grown in living soil or chemically infused perhaps toxic soil?

Top shelf weed

Craft herb  stands its grounds against top shelf weed. What does top shelf weed mean? It is marijuana that has all four of the contenders needed to be classified as such. It produces great smell,  great taste, looks terrific and delivers a fantastic high.

The future of craft weed seems to be growing, there are many craft weed farmers across Canada and many situated in British Colombia. These farmers have been producing great weed for a long time now with positive legislative changes encouraging smaller farmers to join in the market. It’s a great time to be a marijuana advocate!



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