Yes. Medical cannabis has been legal since 2001, and Licensed Producers have offered medical cannabis since 2014. On October 17, 2018, Canada became the first G7 nation to legalize recreational cannabis for adults.
Yes. BOAZ is a Health Canada-approved Licensed Producer. We received our cultivation license on June 22, 2018, and we expect our sales license very soon.
Like most plants, cannabis begins with seed germination followed by the seedling (or clone), vegetative and flowering stages. Depending on the strain, cannabis completes its life cycle within 8 to 12 weeks.
Cannabis can be grown outside or in greenhouses. It’s also cultivated in hydroponic and aeroponic growing systems.
“Weed” is an appropriate slang term for cannabis considering how easily it grows. Cannabis can flourish in most environments, and its hardiness and adaptability lend themselves well to growing on a variety of scales, from small home gardens of four plants to the larger commercial scales of Licensed Producers.
Like many commercial plant species, cannabis strains are bred for specific traits, such as taste and colour – much like some apples are bred for sweetness while others are bred for hardiness.
Hemp is a variety, or sub-species, of Cannabis sativa that is grown for industrial uses (e.g., fibre, food, fuel, plastics).
No. Hemp contains low-to-negligible concentrations of THC, the psychoactive compound that is found in cannabis. However, hemp production was illegal in Canada until 1998 when the Canadian Federal Government finally lifted growing restrictions.
Sativa and indica are types, or species, of cannabis. Sativa strains are tall with narrow leaves. They have a longer flowering cycle and often have a mental affect associated with them. Indica strains are short with broad leaves. They have a shorter flowering cycle and are often associated with a body buzz.
A hybrid strain is a cannabis plant whose lineage is mixed with both indica and sativa strains. The percentage of one parent or the other varies and can affect the experience, smell, and look of the plant.
THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) are active chemical compounds found in cannabis. THC is associated with the psychoactive effect of cannabis, while CBD delivers a more calming, non-psychoactive experience. Each of these cannabinoids, and many more, interact with the endocannabinoid system found in humans and animals.
Handcrafting describes our approach to growing cannabis. Unlike large-scale productions that rely on automation, we give individualized attention to every plant in our smaller operation. We hand water, hand trim and provide optimal lighting to every batch, resulting in some of the best medical cannabis on the market.
Many large producers embrace automation to offset costs. BOAZ prioritizes a handcrafted process, meaning our plants are cared for by hand, and each strain gets individual attention with feeding regimens catered to their specific needs.
BOAZ is not certified organic, because Licensed Producers (LPs) are not permitted to use the Canada Organic Logo. However, we still employ organic-based and pharmaceutical-grade nutrients to ensure our products’ purity, quality, and safety.
We grow our plants in pots using a natural growing medium called coco coir, which is comprised of coconut husk fibres. Pots are placed in customized shipping containers that have highly-controlled microclimates. Our production pods help minimize contamination risk while maximizing plant health, quality, and yields.
BOAZ is an ancient word meaning strength and has been chosen as a business name to reflect the strong foundation of principles and values that the company is built on.
BOAZ received its cultivation license on June 22, 2018.
We prefer the term “handcrafting” and for us it means passionate care and crafting with intention to harvest the greatest potential from our plants.
BOAZ is a Calgary-based, independent, and family-run and operated Licensed Producer. We do everything by hand with a high degree of personal care and an intense attention to detail at every stage of the process.
Irradiation is the use of radiation to reduce food- and plant-borne illnesses.
Gamma irradiation can negatively affect the overall taste and quality of products.
E-Beam technology is a sterilization process that uses a high energy electron beam accelerator to destroy bioburdens directly. It doesn’t use a radioactive source, such as cobalt, and is therefore less stressful to material and avoids an accumulation of ozone, heat and other reactive.
Yes. Occasionally we will E-Beam products to better serve customers with immunocompromised conditions.
Visit the BOAZ store to view our products and accessories. You must be a registered customer and are required to sign in with your customer ID to order products. To become a registered customer, visit www.boazpharm.com/clientregistration.
Yes. You can register with multiple Licensed Producers to access more strains and products (e.g., cannabis oil, dried flower, capsules).
No. Unfortunately, Licensed Producers cannot offer compassionate pricing or special offers on cannabis products, including genetics.
Dosing varies from person-to-person and also depends on how cannabis is consumed (i.e., smoking or vaping versus taking cannabis oil or gel capsules). Other variables that affect dosing include strain type and medical symptoms. Consult with your healthcare provider for more details.
Some insurance companies cover cannabis prescriptions and some don’t. Coverage may also be limited to specific conditions that are supported by clinical research. Contact your insurance provider for more information.