CONTENTS Fall 2017 Vol. 1, No. 1 growopportunity.ca 18 FEATURES 12 COVER STORY Think Global With demand in cannabis rising around the world, international markets should be a point of interest for every Canadian LP BY LINDA JOHNSON 12 COLUMNS 10 | Production Greenhouse or indoor farm: That is the question 26 | Cultivation Scheduling matters when it comes to growing cannabis 30 | Vantage Point Surviving and thriving in Canada’s wild cannabis markets 18 DEPARTMENTS 06 | In the news 08 | Spotlight Grow Opportunity spends the day at the Grow Up Conference 28 | Security How physical and logical security are converging to protect Canadian LPs The Future is Now The official legalization of marijuana in Canada is still months away, but the cannabis market is a busy place for LPs, investors and everyone else looking to capitalize on its growth BY MATT MAURER 22 The Grower’s Mind Several of Canada’s top cannabis producers take the time to discuss the ever-changing market and how production techniques continue to evolve BY TREENA HEIN ON THE COVER Canadian LPs looking to expand should look at global markets for new opportunities. Read more on page 12. Grow Opportunity is published 4 times per year by Annex Publishing & Printing Inc. Canada Post Publications Mail Agreement No. 40065710 . Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to: Circulation Department, 80 Valleybrook Dr, Toronto, ON M3B 2S9. No part of the editorial content in this publication may be reprinted without the publisher’s written permission. © 2017 Annex Publishing & Printing Inc. All rights reserved. Opinions expressed in this magazine are not necessarily those of the editor or publisher. No liability is assumed for errors or omissions. All advertising is subject to the publisher’s approval. Such approval does not imply any endorsement of the products or services advertised. Publisher reserves the right to refuse advertising that does not meet the standards of this publication. Printed in Canada.