Marapharm Ventures Inc. (MDM.CN) (MRPHF) (2M0.F) (“Marapharm” or the “Company”) reported on May 29, 2018 that the Company had closed and acquired operational assets, land and water rights related to two licensed cannabis producers operating in Tonasket, Washington .
The 21-acre site is home to 2 Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) approved commercial cannabis gardens. They operate under independent Tier 2 and Tier 3, I-502 Outdoor Producer Licenses. The Tier 2 garden is approved for 10,000 sq ft of canopy, the Tier 3 garden is approved for 30,000 sq ft of canopy.
The strains planted are: Green Ribbon, Toxic Green, Kimbo Kush, Purple Diesel, Cookie Puss, Cookie Monster, Blue Dream, Dr Who, Girl Scout Cookie, Gorilla Glue, Gelato, Ogre, Rosaberry, Dutch Treat, Blood Orange, Pineapple Kush, White LSD, GOD, Permafrost, Short Bread and Mendo Purps
Drone footage and new images will be available at www.marapharm.com under Washington Projects on August 6th, 2018 .
Each license and garden must follow the stringent rules set forth by I-502 such as; security, fencing, traceability, employee qualifications and training, destruction of waste, transportation of product, testing, in-depth operation description, products used and soils.
Leading the team of both gardens, is Ian Dykstra , a passionate grower with extensive experience in cannabis cultivation. Ian manages the day-to-day operations of both gardens to ensure maximum efficiency, productivity and quality of the 40,000 sq ft canopy. Working closely with Ian are a team of seasoned cannaculturists.
Ian reports in the last week of May the team planted both gardens, with a culmination of 22 hybrid strains. The Tier 2 garden was planted with 2,160 plants, the Tier 3 garden was planted with 4,860 plants. The 7,020 plants are vibrant, healthy and varying in heights. “The season began with brisk temperatures, but June and July have seen ideal growing conditions with daily averages of 86F and lows of 53F, and the extended forecast looks great. During the next 6 to 8 weeks we will see significant growth.”
The initiation to flower using light deprivation is currently underway. Light deprivation, aka light dep, is the process of forcing plants to flower with sunlight in a time of year that is not normally the flowering period of the sun’s natural lighting cycle. Similar to controlling the light cycle with a grow light by turning it on and off with a timer, farmers can control the budding cycle by blocking the sunlight, making the plants think it’s time to flower. Ian just recently won “Best Light Dep Flower – THC” at the first inaugural 2018 Sun Cup.
Working in synergy with Marapharm`s tenant, Alphapheno, the goal is to process the sun-grown cannabis product at the licenced facility located in Lynden, Washington .
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