GroGenex boasts a highly specialised all-star grow team providing comprehensive cultivation, cannabis extraction and distribution services to the medical cannabis industry.
Throughout the years GroGenex has encountered a broad spectrum of problems, some unforeseeable but most preventable. At a time when Canadian producers are seeing on average a 50% failure rate, having an experienced team is more critical than ever – which is precisely why GroGenex has become a key player in the Canadian medical cannabis industry and is set to do the same in the European market throughout the years to come.
Achievement and accomplishments
Failure has many causes and consequential results, such as failure to produce the expected yields, failure to achieve production costs to shareholder expectation, as well as crop devastations and recalls. At such a competitive time in a new industry, proper standard operating procedures (SOPs) are critical to help avoid costly and potentially catastrophic issues from occurring.
Pioneering a successful cannabis cultivation operation is no simple feat, and it is far too great a responsibility for one individual to design, implement and manage all on their own. Nor is it possible to perform as quickly, as well, or as efficiently as one could with a support team. The success of GroGenex is largely due to the vast and diverse experience of the team – all of which is specific to cannabis. By combining their valuable skillsets, they provide their clients with quick executions, a smooth path to success and, most importantly, the strongest possible industry assurance of risk mitigation.
Another key element of success is that every member of GroGenex is also an owner of the company. That added incentive provides that extra significant layer of dedication and motivation for team members to consistently put forth the same kind of passion and effort as each member has done so for themselves throughout the decades.
Team accomplishments have garnered attention worldwide and have given GroGenex the opportunity to work with some of the most innovative companies and most well-regarded figureheads in the industry, all of which bring added benefit to its clients. With numerous industry awards and a solid reputation for achieving results, GroGenex is committed to providing the services of best-in-class talent in the cannabis industry along with some of the best genetics available worldwide, and to continuing to work as pioneers and collaborators pushing the boundaries of innovation and holding its position as an industry leader.
Team diversity and international experience
GroGenex is comprised of diverse, complementary, highly specialised, and highly experienced cannabis cultivators and extractors from Colombia, Mexico, Jamaica, and all throughout Canada and the USA. These specialists have been professionally growing, breeding and extracting for up to 15 years in Ontario and in British Columbia, Canada, and for more than ten years in California, USA, and many of the team members also have previous informal cannabis cultivation experience dating back almost 30 years.
Being a part of or a partner of GroGenex is a pursuit that requires innate passion and dedication. While each GroGenex team member varies so much from the next, one thing that they all have in common is a profound respect for the plant – for the enjoyment it provides and for the complex and powerful healing properties it offers us all.
Complete cultivation and cannabis extraction services
GroGenex’s offering spans the full range of cultivation and extraction services, specialising in unique genetics and breeding programmes.
Hemp cultivation for cannabidiol (CBD) has become one of the most pressing pursuits by licensed producers. Demand is high and producers consistently sell out. CBD is also a hot commodity throughout many European countries as the laws in many areas treat hemp differently because of its wide range of benefits and its non-intoxicating qualities. GroGenex has been helping producers optimise their cultivations by implementing breeding programmes for hybridising genetics to yield crops with higher CBD content, thus producing more CBD for the same cost and effort.
GroGenex will assist with or provide genetic selection strategies, genome selection, sourcing, phyto-sanitising services, acquisition, export/import of starting genetics and phenotyping for commercial breeding and R&D.
GroGenex develops both cannabis and hemp cannabinoid and terpene-focused breeding programmes, breeding custom strains for specific conditions or other specified purposes. This includes breeding for targeted compounds, improved yields, hardiness, size, speed of growth, and other such commercialisation and optimisation goals.
Hemp cultivation for cannabidiol (CBD) has become one of the most pressing pursuits by licensed producers. Demand is high and producers continually sell out. CBD is also a hot commodity throughout many European countries as the laws in many areas treat hemp differently because of its wide range of benefits and its non-intoxicating qualities. GroGenex has been helping producers optimise their cultivations by implementing breeding programmes for hybridising genetics to yield crops with higher CBD content, thus producing more CBD for the same cost and effort.
Propagation and preservation
In addition to providing propagation services for both seeds and clones, GroGenex utilises various tissue culture techniques to help improve and save sensitive genetics.
Small batch to commercial-scale cultivation
GroGenex is well versed in all methods of cultivation, including:
- Outdoor growing;
- Open air greenhouse growing;
- Conventional greenhouse growing; and
- Indoor growing.
The team’s expertise spans such methods as vertical or stacked growing, hydroponic growing, ebb and flow, drip systems, pot and soil, aeroponic growing and organic growing.
Extraction services begin with the design collaboration to help achieve a standard of excellence in efficient, highly functional workspace and certification for global medical import/export. Among some of the top aspects this includes the development and implementation of clean room technologies for extraction, creating CO2, ethanol, butane and cryogenic extraction protocols such as SOPs, chain of custody and safety protocols, and development of short path distillation techniques for specific terpenoid isolation and
Additionally, GroGenex provides design and fabrication services for specialty lab equipment for both commercial cloning applications, as well as cannabis extraction technologies, and for custom components and equipment per strict standards.
Recruiting and training
Thanks to its many years of experience in cannabis cultivation, the GroGenex team is well suited to help to recruit and train in-house cultivation teams and to provide ongoing upgrade training as may be required on innovative new products and new techniques that are developed and learned as the industry advances.
Licensing and compliance
Beyond cultivation, GroGenex works closely with a variety of different companies who have extensive experience completing comprehensive licensing applications for a variety of different licences, and according to different licensing requirements.
GroGenex can assist with licencing for:
- Cannabis cultivation;
- Hemp cultivation;
- Cannabis extraction or processing;
- Research and development;
- Therapeutic use; and
GroGenex provides design, process and systems specifications that achieve not only industry-compliant standards but also widely accepted export standards and certifications as pertain respectively to Good Agricultural Practice (GAP), Good Production Practice (GPP), Good Agricultural and Collection Practice (GACP), current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) and EU GMP.
Proficient in designing odour mitigation systems, GroGenex can adapt these systems for both greenhouse and indoor facilities.
SOPs, testing and tracking software
GroGenex creates comprehensive SOPs for all aspects of a facility, including assistance negotiating contracts for third-party testing with some of the top testing companies in the world, as well as with the top seed-to-sale software providers in the industry.
Distribution of cannabis
Providing cultivation and cannabis extraction services in countries where legalisation is occurring and regulations are being developed has afforded GroGenex many first mover advantages that have proven to be of great benefit to its clients as they share invaluable insights and foresight and have learned to plan for adaptation as regulations unfold. This also translates to facilitating early licensing, strategic R&D projects, as well as distribution networks between clients and colleagues.
Find out more
GroGenex has a proven track record of providing exceptional full-scope services that respond to the full range of market needs.
As this talented team enters Europe, they’re actively looking to build and grow the team and its network, and to collaborate on unique, challenging or strategic projects.
Get in touch via the contact details below to find out what value can be added to your business.
Please note, this article will appear in issue 9 of Health Europa Quarterly, which is available to read now.