It’s hard to be excited about an industry where many players lie to their consumers, their employees and ultimately themselves. Leadership is important and we should never be afraid to challenge it to do better. But at the end of the day it takes a group, working together, to improve a workplace. That’s why we dedicated this volume to the United Weed Workers group in Hamilton.
Livable wages, good benefits and an environment free of sexual harassment, racism and condescension should be standard everywhere but especially in an industry with such a strong sense of community and well-being. We’ll do our best to keep shining a light in the dark places of Canadian cannabis but we ask you, Dear Reader, to help us too. Vote with your hard-earned dollars, ask companies you do business with how they treat their employees and try to educate others where possible. Above all else, stand up for your rights in the workplace. You aren’t the only one who benefits when you do.
FRESH PRODUCE: NEW CANNABIS STRAINS IN CANADA
From coast to coast Canada’s best weed can be found with craft producers. Grown in small batches, hang-dried, hand-trimmed and cured to perfection these cultivars represent some of the best of what’s legally available in Canada.
We’re always amazed at the variety of classic and unique genetics our favourite LPs choose to bring to life: like Goodbuds’ Mango Taffie or Carmel’s MAC 1. Of course, it’s not just the genetics that separate these producers from the rest. The care and attention to detail put in by each of the cultivation teams is evident in bag appeal, aroma and experience.
Whether it’s Msiku’s requirement to shower whenever you enter their facility or the organic, living soil feeding Simply Bare’s crops its clear that some producers just care more than others.