You can watch a compilation of our commercial production of vapes, mints, chocolates and gummies HERE. Photos are available on Auroras Investor website HERE.
"Auroras Product Development and Insights teams have done tremendous work to formulate new products in a variety of formats that we think will exceed consumer expectations and drive category growth," said Aurora CEO Terry Booth. "Aurora has built industry-leading cannabis capacity and scalability supported by our consumer research and retail distribution bench strength to launch this next generation of cannabis products into the Canadian market. We are ready to ship product as soon as the regulations allow and are excited for consumers and patients to finally have access to a greater selection of product forms. We are already working on expanding the range of new products beyond those that will initially launch."
"The public don't know that when they're going online, typically the first three or four sites that will come up online will be illegal sites to purchase cannabis," said Serr. "We're working nationally to try to find some solutions."
To support the successful launch of vapes, concentrates, and edibles products, and to continue to ensure sufficient supply for domestic and international markets, Aurora has established production hubs in Eastern and Western Canada at Aurora River (Bradford, Ontario), Aurora Vie (Pointe Claire, Quebec) and at Aurora Sky (Leduc, Alberta).
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These centres are intended to provide centralized production, packaging, logistics and distribution capabilities. In total, they comprise more than 450,000 square feet and are strategically located to efficiently distribute Auroras products to markets across the country. In addition, Aurora Air, a 20,000 square foot manufacturing facility near Aurora Sky at the Edmonton International Airport, will be home to several of the new production lines for edible products. Auroras next generation products have been formulated to meet or exceed all regulatory requirements. All new cannabis product forms are subject to a legislated Health Canada 60-day review period that begins on October 17, 2019.
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Vapes Auroras customized extraction process uses a proprietary method that retains a high quantity and quality of terpenes and contains no fillers or dilutive agents. Aurora is bringing a new range of high-quality vape products to market at various price points that are targeted to all major consumer markets including closed-loop, 510 thread cartridges, and disposable single-use units. Watch a video of Auroras vape production HERE.
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Concentrates From seed to extract, Aurora grows, extracts and produces its concentrates with no fillers or dilutive agents. Products are made completely in-house, from 100 per cent cannabis-derived rosin, using a proprietary extraction process. The Company intends to produce popular product forms such as shatter, sugar wax and live rosin for purchase by consumers in Canada.
Edibles Auroras new suite of edibles products – which are intended to initially include gummies, chocolates, baked goods, and mints – have been made in consultation with food industry experts and food scientists to create cannabis-infused edibles of the highest quality. Cannabis extract is infused throughout the product to provide consistency, texture and a great flavor.
To help ensure Canadian consumers receive the highest quality products, Aurora has selectively partnered with a variety of organizations across some of the edible product categories it initially intends to focus on, including:
Aurora has established key partnerships with two leading companies to develop CBD and THC infused gummies and candies. These technical partnerships have positioned Aurora to be a leader in the edible category in Canada and in other jurisdictions in the future as regulations allow.
Watch a video of Auroras cannabis-infused mints production HERE. Watch a video of Auroras cannabis-infused chocolates production HERE. Watch a video of Auroras cannabis-infused gummies production HERE.
Beverages. One problem with traditional edibles is that users need to wait for them to hit the digestive system to feel any effects, a process that can potentially take hours. Some make the mistake of deciding the edible isn’t working and take more, only to have the doubled or tripled quantities kick in hours later. Companies are planning to offer cannabis beverages made with water-soluble THC, which should offer quicker feedback.
On the one-year anniversary of consumer legalization in Canada, Aurora acknowledges the hard work and advocacy of patients, champions and the cannabis community that ultimately led to the end of prohibition. Since inception, Aurora has embraced the experience, knowledge, and insight of experts from the cannabis community and has drawn on that in every area of its business – including the development of edibles and ingestibles for the consumer market.
In April, Owen Smith joined Auroras Corporate Social Responsibility team as a Stakeholder Engagement Specialist for Western Canada. A long-time cannabis trailblazer and activist, Owen was arrested in 2009 for making cannabis-infused vegetable oil products for medical patients, inspired by his sister who was in the final stages of cancer. With the help of community funding, he took his case to the Supreme Court of Canada that unanimously decided restricting medical cannabis access to dried flower infringed upon patients right to make choices about their health.
"Because of that ruling, thousands of patients – and now consumers – have the right to access cannabis products that come in a variety of formats other than dried flower," said Jonathan Zaid, Auroras Director of Advocacy and Corporate Social Responsibility. "This is who we are at Aurora. We support and embrace people who push the status quo and help move the whole sector forward. We bring these worlds together to create products people are looking for in the regulated market."
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Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with funded capacity in excess of 625,000 kg per annum and sales and operations in 25 countries across five continents, Aurora is one of the worlds largest and leading cannabis companies. Aurora is vertically integrated and horizontally diversified across every key segment of the value chain, from facility engineering and design to cannabis breeding and genetics research, cannabis and hemp production, derivatives, high value-add product development, home cultivation, wholesale and retail distribution.
Zimbabwe is looking to get into the cannabis industry with a unique twist. The African nation is planting industrial hemp on the grounds of the main prison in its capital, Harare. The goal, according to the countrys agricultural minister, is to help diversify its crop exports away from tobacco amid changing global consumer trends from smoking. However, Zimbabwean prisoners wont be tending to the hemp plants. Instead, itll be grown by the privately-held Zimbabwe Industrial Hemp Trust which will also take advantage of the prisons tight security to cultivate the crop.
Highly differentiated from its peers, Aurora has established a uniquely advanced, consistent and efficient production strategy, based on purpose-built facilities that integrate leading-edge technologies across all processes, defined by extensive automation and customization, resulting in the massive scale production of high-quality consistent product. Designed to be replicable and scalable globally, our production facilities are designed to produce cannabis at significant scale, with high quality, industry-leading yields, and low-per gram production costs. Each of Auroras facilities is built to meet European Union Good Manufacturing Practices ("EU GMP") standards. Certification has been granted to Auroras first production facility in Mountain View County, the MedReleaf Markham facility, and its wholly owned European medical cannabis distributor Aurora Deutschland. All Aurora facilities are designed and built to the EU GMP standard.
In addition to the Companys rapid organic growth and strong execution on strategic M&A, which to date includes 17 wholly owned subsidiary companies – MedReleaf, CanvasRX, Peloton Pharmaceutical, Aurora Deutschland, H2 Biopharma, BC Northern Lights, Larssen Greenhouses, CanniMed Therapeutics, Anandia, HotHouse Consulting, MED Colombia, Agropro, Borela, ICC Labs, Whistler, Chemi Pharmaceutical, and Hempco – Aurora is distinguished by its reputation as a partner and employer of choice in the global cannabis sector, having invested in and established strategic partnerships with a range of leading innovators, including: Radient Technologies Inc. (TSXV: RTI), Cann Group Ltd. (ASX: CAN), Micron Waste Technologies Inc. (CSE: MWM), Choom Holdings Inc. (CSE: CHOO), CTT Pharmaceuticals (OTCC: CTTH), Alcanna Inc. (TSX: CLIQ), High Tide Inc. (CSE: HITI), EnWave Corporation (TSXV: ENW), Capcium Inc. (private), Evio Beauty Group (private), and Wagner Dimas (private).
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Cannabis company Hexo Corp. says it is aiming to undercut prices in the illicit market with its new 28-gram product, that costs as much as one dollar less per gram than at a illegal dispensary.
“They asked me if I’d ever done drugs and I just told the truth,” he said. “I didn’t want to lie, so I told them, ‘Yes, I smoked marijuana 18 years ago.’ Four hours later, I was escorted across the border after I was fingerprinted, frisked, pictures taken and asked 1,000 questions, the same question every time.”
Hexo says the product will be on sale in Quebec cannabis stores for $125.70 taxes included, or $4.49 per gram.
Statistics Canada’s latest price analysis based on crowdsourced data showed that the average cost of a gram of cannabis was $7.37 during the third quarter, with the price of legal and illegal weed slipping to $10.23 and $5.59 per gram, respectively.
Canadians wanting to cross the U.S. border are being asked different marijuana questions than they were before cannabis was legal, says an American immigration lawyer who represents numerous aging baby boomers denied entry to America for past pot use.
Hexo chief executive Sebastien St-Louis said the product under the brand name Original Stash is aimed at the half of Canadians who are continuing to buy pot from the illicit market one year after legalization.
There was an uptick in some U.S. states after they legalized pot, but Lee said that was likely due to the fact that edibles – with their stronger, longer high – came on the market there right away. In Canada, there has been a year-long wait, with edibles and other cannabis derivatives becoming legal Thursday.
He said Hexo is able to offer a one ounce, or 28 gram size, product at this price point for various reasons, such as less plastic packaging required for the larger size, its increased production scale and lower hydroelectric costs in Quebec.
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Original Stash will be between 12 and 18 per cent THC, the company said. It will be for sale in Quebec starting Thursday.
28 grams is a far larger container than is usual in the Canadian legal market, though grey-market sellers often sell in bulk and offer bulk discounts.
Hexo said it worked with Quebec’s provincial cannabis corporation on the pricing strategy and is in discussions with other provinces and territories.
Quebec’s monopoly cannabis retailer has several dry flower products for under $6 a gram, but this will be its first under $5.