From pets to craft, True Leaf on a new path

Published on August 25, 2021 by oz. staff

MotherLabs Orange Tingz cannabis at True Leaf in Vernon
Orange Tingz from MotherLabs is cut down and hung up to dry at True Leaf. Photo: @trueleafbrands

True Leaf Brands has submitted an application to Health Canada for an amendment to its Standard Processing License for the sale of dried cannabis.

An amended license would allow the North Okanagan licensed producer to sell its craft cannabis directly to medical patients and retail distributors nationwide.

“I am thrilled to report we are closer than ever to seeing True Leaf cannabis on store shelves,” says True Leaf CEO Darcy Bomford.

After seeking creditor protection last year, True Leaf has been repackaging itself from a CBD pet company to a craft cannabis grower.

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“Every day, we are making progress towards full-scale operations and the launch of our much-anticipated path-to-market services program,” says Bomford.

“Our amended sales license and exceptional facility and grow team will enable us to work with micro-cultivators to provide the processing and distribution services they need to also enter the retail market.”

Earlier this month, True Leaf announced it harvested its first batches of craft cannabis. They produced two small harvests of Orange Tingz, the first at 20.6% THC and 2.3% terpenes, and a second at 21.2% THC and 2.5% terpenes.

True Leaf says they grew the batches without the use of pesticides or gamma irradiation.

Bomford says the amendment would provide True Leaf with new sales channels and expand their reach beyond the B2B wholesale marketplace to the “lucrative recreational retail market.”

“We are meeting the corporate milestones set out in our strategic plan and ramping up cannabis operations at True Leaf,” says Bomford.

True Leaf operates from its 40-acre property in Lumby.