The weed wireBC’s Pure Sunfarms launches seed sales

Seeds for Headband and Cherry Head plants will sell in sets of 4
Michelle Gamage Michelle GamageJuly 31, 20206 min

British Columbian licensed producer Pure Sunfarms wants you to grow their popular weed strains at home.

On Thursday the company expanded its product portfolio by adding Headband seeds, with Cherry Head seeds coming in the next couple months.

BC's Pure Sunfarms launches seed sales
Pure Sunfarms sells seeds in sets of four, which is how many plants the provincial government allows one adult to grow in B.C. Press photo

“We are growers at heart at Pure Sunfarms, and with our deep farming roots comes a love of plants that we want to share with our consumers,” president and CEO Mandesh Dosanjh said in a statement. “We are excited to offer cannabis seeds to the Canadian recreational market so consumers can grow with us from the comfort of their own homes.”

The seeds sell in packs of four and are suitable for growing indoors or outdoors. The plants are also selectively bred to be disease resistant and suitable for being grown in northern climates — which is needed for plants above the 49th parallel.

Seeds will be available for purchase starting in B.C. before rolling out across the country.

For those without as green a thumb, Pure Sunfarms has added two new dried flower chemovars to its lineup. Death Bubba, shortened by the brand to D. Bubba, is a calming cultivar first bred in B.C. in 2012 by crossing Death Star and Bubba Kush, according to Leafly. Pink Kush is another relaxing bud reportedly used to self-medicate pain and for a good night’s sleep.

The company offers half ounce and one ounce packages of sativa, indica and hybrid dried flower and can be found in retail stores from B.C. to Ontario.

Read more: Pure Sunfarms starts shipping to Saskatchewan and Manitoba

Pure Sunfarms is a joint venture between vegetable grower Village Farms International, Inc. (TSX and NASDAQ: VFF) and medical cannabis company Emerald Health Therapeutics, Inc. (TSX-V: EMH). As of April 2020 Village Farms said it controlled 58.7 per cent of the business.

Pure Sunfarms grows weed in Delta, B.C., and says it’s one of the country’s biggest greenhouse producers with over 1.1 million square feet of production space, capable of producing 75,000 kilograms of dried flower annually.

The business is currently converting a second 1.1 million square foot greenhouse for cannabis production, and has the option to convert a third 2.6 million square foot greenhouse — which is currently owned and operated by Village Farms. With the addition of the second greenhouse the company says it will have an output capacity of 150,000 kilograms.

Read more: Pure Sunfarms gets licence for second BC grow facility

The company is working to develop onsite extraction capabilities to be able to offer oils and other derivative products.

Top image via Pure Sunfarms


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