Valens GroWorks Corp (CSE:VGW, OTC:MYMSF) has released its seventh episode on their Extraction podcast this week, which was recorded on location at the Lift & Co Expo in Vancouver. During the episode, the hosts interviewed horticulture expert Michael Williamson. He discussed the evolution of cannabis cultivation and what is needed to grow high-quality cannabis consistently in Canada.

The podcast covered Williamson’s views regarding indoor cultivation and how this can affect extraction. He explained that indoor cultivation can help create a consistent product, but it relies heavily on the available genetics. He also touched on the strict growing requirements that Canadian cultivators must meet and how good manufacturing practices (GMP) are being adopted in facilities across the US. However, Williamson also pointed out that high-quality cannabis is only part of the equation and that cultivators need to also focus on end users.

“A lot of cultivators base decisions off grower feedback…but growers may not be the [only] demographic,” said Williamson.

As to the future of Canadian cannabis cultivation, Williamson believes that licensed producers (LPs) and craft growers need to work together. To him, craft growers can provide LPs with cultivation practices that could help them produce a high-quality product quicker. He also wants to see more automation, advancements in tissue culture and the potential of drone-based integrated pest management brought to the industry.

“I think the future is some of the craft farmers [that] are holding on to some really unique genetics and they need to find a partnership,” said Williamson.

To listen to the full podcast, click here.

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BevCanna Enterprises (CSE:BEV,OTCQQ:BVNNF,FWB:7BC) CEO Marcello Leone shared how the company is scaling up its products to forge partnerships and explore opportunities across Canada, the US and Western Europe. 

“Getting your standard processing license and being fully compliant at a federal level is critical in Canada, and we were successful in getting that done. Now we’re getting ready to launch our Keef line of beverages within the next 45 days,” Leone said. 

As a young company, Leone said BevCanna has only started, but it took a four-pronged approach to make sure that it is a revenue-generating company prepared for the opening of many jurisdictions for CBD-based products.

“We are blessed that we have a beautiful infrastructure of our own, a state-of-the-art bottling facility with a capacity of almost 200 million bottles per annum and a strong balance sheet of $55 million. We are in a strong position to scale and grow this company.”

BevCanna has received a Standard Processing License from Health Canada and is now fully authorized to begin production at its full-service, high-capacity beverage manufacturing facility. The company will begin production of its white-label products, number one US cannabis beverage brand Keef and its in-house beverages through licensed Canadian retailers, positioning the company to fully capitalize on the burgeoning Canadian cannabis-infused beverage sector.

Watch the full interview with CEO Marcello Leone above.

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