Research & Development
FOCUSED ON INNOVATION
THE NATURAL SCIENCE OF CANNABIS
It’s no secret that the greatest products stem from the finest plants. That is why we take the utmost care in the cultivation and maintenance of every harvest, consistently producing the best yields and highest quality products.
PERFECTING THE PROCESS
Our team of scientists and PhDs are focused on breeding better quality cultivars, cultivation techniques and grow systems. Our world-renowned scientist, Dr. Philippe Henry, leads one of our teams that specializes in nutrient utilization for the improvement of plant growth and health. In our own facility, his team optimizes our cannabis plants, continuously innovating our cultivation techniques and quality assurance protocols.
OUR NEW R&D FACILITY
Cultivating the Future of Cannabis
Our new 50,000 sq. ft. research and development facility is being constructed adjacent to our flagship cultivation facility at our Kelowna campus. This is North America’s first dedicated cannabis R&D facility focused in advanced cultivation techniques and systems including growth media, nutrient formulations, irrigation and lighting systems, plant genetics and integrated growing systems. Operated as a strategic alliance with Hawthorne Gardening Company, this facility brings two of the world’s leading experts together to be at the forefront of cannabis cultivation.
Researching advancements in pest pathogen systems, nutrients, fertigation and lighting systems.
Creating new patented equipment and innovative processing techniques post cultivation.
Developing extraction technologies as well as terpene preservation and contaminant removal.
Researching genetic engineering and selective breeding to create specialized products.
Investigating ways fertigation and controls data can optimize yields.
Advancing seed, clone and mother plant production including in-house seed bank.
“We have Canada’s most advanced cultivation facility and grow team. And now, with our collaboration with Hawthorne, we will stay on the leading edge of cultivating ultra-premium cannabis products cost effectively for years to come.”