Weed Me Inc. was established in April 2016. From the beginning, founders Terry Kulaga and Benny Presman recognized the need for publicly responsible and trustworthy marijuana producers in the emerging Canadian cannabis market. The company’s vision became to fulfill the need in the Canada market for high-quality, organic cannabis products.
In the beginning, we took a staple concept in real estate: “location, location, location” and applied it to the business of cannabis production. Basing our facility in Pickering, about 35 minute drive from downtown Toronto, provided us with some unique benefits. Close proximity to a large metropolitan centre meant we were able to hire and start with the best talent and skill across all the positions in the company, without having to relocate people to remote areas.
Being close to Toronto also provides us access to the biggest urban and suburban market in Canada, with over 6.5 million people living within an hour drive from the production facility. This means we can deliver our products quickly, efficiently, and with a much smaller logistics and supply chains than other producers.
Rooting our facility in Pickering also resolved a lot of the major concerns about safety and security. The production plant is away from any residential areas, schools, or walk-in businesses. Having a discreet lot of land allowed us to implement the most stringent security measures and install a security system that ensures all visitors are always seen both inside the facility and around its premises.
In November of the same year, the company submitted an application to the government of Canada to become an official producer of medicinal cannabis products.
From the outset, the company’s vision was to bring onboard the best and leading individuals in the industry, from chemists to management to consultants helping with the necessary steps to obtain the license as quickly as possible and demonstrate to the government that Weed Me is serious about expanding their business.
In December 2017 Weed Me Inc. received a certificate of readiness (COR)
By February 2018, less than three months after receiving the COR accreditation, the company finished constructing its first GPP compliant cannabis cultivation facility. The “Phase 1”, 8000 sq ft facility is able to produce 1000 kgs of cannabis per year.
As a result, in April 2018 Weed Me Inc. was granted a cultivation license, joining the list of government accredited medicinal growers, receiving license number 103.
In May 2018, the company submitted an OCS application and was ready for sales.
In spring of 2018, Weed Me Inc also secured a partnership with world-leading Amsterdam based seed bank “Dutch Passion” in order to gain access to the best cannabis seeds, strains, and years of knowledge about cloning and creating the highest quality cannabis products. Currently, Weed Me has exclusive rights in Canada to Dutch Passion’s bank of over sixty unique strains and seeds.
Our grow rooms are designed to be efficient and prevent contamination. All the plants receive the right amount of light and nutrients for consistent quality all across the yield. The entire facility is run by a computerized system and can be operated by a staff of just three employees.
Having exclusive access to Netherlands-based seed bank Dutch Passion, allows us to be the only LP in Canada that has exclusive rights to produce high-CBD strains that are prescribed by physicians worldwide.
Here are some of the brands and products that we work with.