Did you know that 340,000 Canadians are legally licensed to grow, cultivate, extract, and produce cannabis products?

Cumulatively there are over 160,000,000 square feet of private production spaces across the country.

At CAFE, we are proud to supply some of the finest cannabis available in the country. Here’s some insight into just a few of the growers we’ve encountered over the years.

Jeremy Carter

When I was 23 years old, I had a bad motorcycle accident and nearly lost my leg as a result. I was even scheduled for an amputation. Seven years and seven surgeries later, I still had my leg and, with it, a refillable prescription for oxycontin.

At 30 years old, I was running a landscaping company with over 40 employees and, although I knew the detriments of prescription painkillers, I used my prescription to help me fulfill my responsibilities and manage my pain.

This cycle continued until, one day, I was doing a job for a doctor who took one look at me popping my pills and proceeded to educate me on cannabis and how I could use it to help manage my pain. “You need a natural alternative,” he said, and wrote me a prescription for a trial for patients to grow their own medicine. With that, I got a license to grow cannabis—one of the first under the Marijuana Medical Access Regulations (MMARs). From there, I experimented with growing different strains and monitored the effects on my pain. With my MMAR, I was permitted to grow for others, and while learning the process of extractions, I soon had acquired a license for over 24,000 plants which allowed me to fully support my growing list of clients and propelled me to where I am today.

My company, Great Northern Harvest, strives to produce the highest quality product in order to provide the greatest benefits to those who need it. Our business has always been about helping people with natural medicine and facilitating a healthier alternative to pharmaceutical drugs.

Boris Shuel

I am a Toronto-based entrepreneur with over 15 years of direct experience managing projects at increasing levels of depth and responsibility. Earlier in my career I worked in the financial services industry as a director for the largest Primerica Financial Services branch in Ontario.

In 2010, I co-founded the Great Canadian Roadshow, a company specializing in the buying and selling of precious metals. In this capacity, my co-founders and I built the corporation to over 65 employees and achieved gross annual revenues of $30 million.

Most recently, I co-founded Metropolis Farms in Toronto under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR). Metropolis Farms is a cultivator of premium craft cannabis, grown in a large-scale hydroponic facility. I have provided consulting services for large-scale producers and applicants in the Canadian market, and have first-hand experience with compliance, planning, and designing under the ACMPR.

Linda Nguyen

I have been working with cannabis for nearly 20 years, experience that stemmed from a desire to see more women in the industry and from a passion for the plant as a whole.

Since the beginning, my process has been very grassroots, nourished by a team of individuals who are personally invested in the kind of growth and knowledge that comes from working with someone like myself. I’ve avoided the complicated high quantity production side of things, I have no interest in automation. The way I see it, you can’t duplicate me or my knowledge and, most importantly, you can’t recreate what I’ve gone through and lived through so my life experiences have shaped me as a grower and I believe that makes my product unique.

Post-legalization, I am proud to finally be seen as a businesswoman. I came into this industry not knowing what I was doing. I learned as I went, I learned out of necessity. I was a single mother and I had to make something work.

How does CAFE grade cannabis?

We do our due diligence

To ensure safe and responsible distribution, CAFE deploys its
own proprietary set of quality assurance measures consistent
with long held industry standards.

Grading Attributes:

  1. Nose – qualitative terpene profile analysis
  2. Sugar – visible trichrome structures
  3. Density – weight to volume ratio
  4. Humidity – moisture content
  5. Bud structure and trim – calyx and leaf ratios

Do you grow? Let us know.

Contact us if you grow. Big, small, little, tall – we want to see it all!
Email: igrow@iamcafe.com

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