Since the legalization of cannabis across Canada in October of 2018, there has been a major influx of craft growers and dispensaries nation-wide. Alberta alone is home to over 500 cannabis stores, with more than 100 of those shops being located in Calgary.
The city is also fortunate enough to house a number of local craft cannabis producers like BOAZ, who seed, cultivate and process 100 per cent of their products right here at home. The 21,500 sq. foot state of the art BOAZ facility is located in southeast Calgary, where a small team works to produce high quality, handcrafted recreational products in an environmentally friendly way.
At BOAZ, there is no automation. The entire process of growing, watering, drying, curing and packaging the plants is done completely by hand. “The goal is never to mass produce – the process is very deliberate,” says Nancy-Anne Rose, sales and marketing associate for BOAZ, “it’s all about attention to detail.”
According to Rose, each grow can take between nine and 12 weeks, depending on the strain. BOAZ produces a number of indica, sativa and hybrid strains, with Green Kraken and Primal Punch being two of their most popular products.
In addition to handcrafted flower, BOAZ also brings their distinct balanced hybrid extracts to the market – Hazy Honey and Wildflower Honey. Using a proprietary CO2 extraction method, BOAZ produces true old school honey oils with strain specific, cannabis derived terpenes, without the use of any harmful chemicals or artificial terpenes.
“We wanted to bring a unique product to the market,” says Rose. “The honey extracts are very versatile as well – you can vape, dab, smoke and eat them.”
Family-owned and operated by David Isaak, the small but mighty BOAZ team is made up of full time and casual workers with a wide range of education and experience in the cannabis industry. “Our crew is quite diverse,” says Rose, “we want to give people the opportunity to work, learn and grow in an industry that is still relatively new.”
To learn more about BOAZ and supporting local growers, visit https://www.boazpharm.com