The Cannabis Growers of Canada is an association of cannabis businesses in Canada that are dedicated to building a free and fair craft cannabis economy. It was founded on the belief that every Canadian has the right to access high-quality, locally grown cannabis from a craft cannabis producer of their choosing, and that the best way to legalize cannabis is to empower local entrepreneurs to create jobs and support their local economy.
The Cannabis Growers of Canada is an association of cannabis growers, dispensaries, resin extractors and other product experts, who are dedicated to creating a set of strong industry standards to govern the craft cannabis marketplace. It was founded on the belief that a vibrant craft cannabis marketplace can provide safe, tested product to be enjoy across Canada.
The Cannabis Growers of Canada advocates on behalf of cannabis entrepreneurs in Canada, informs the public and policy makers, and pursues other activities with the aim of achieving and maintaining a free and fair marketplace for all cannabis businesses.
We work closely with vendors, suppliers and other merchants catering to cannabis growers by negotiating and securing preferred pricing for our members. Products and services available range from fertilizers to financial services.
Our vast network of cannabis entrepreneurs have come together in order to develop what we consider to be the world’s best practices. We think the results speak for themselves and we work to ensure that all our members follow these tried and true methods.
If you’re looking to get involved in the cannabis economy, then the Cannabis Growers of Canada should be your first stop. You’ll be connected to Canada’s most experienced cannabis experts in order to share knowledge and stay within current regulations.
When I was at work, probably about 10 o’clock in the morning, I went to my boss in tears. I had to get him to drive me home and get somebody to follow us so that he could get a ride back because there was no way I could drive myself home. I didn’t have a family doctor here so there was nothing I could get to alleviate the [migraine] pain but from the compassion centre I got something called ‘Northern Lights’ [a strain of cannabis]. I rolled myself a little spliff and before I put it out my migraine was gone… my success rate so far has allowed me to cut my use of oxy’s [oxycontin] in half and in another 2-3 months should be off them completely. My GP informed me once I’m off my oxy’s I should also be able to get off my anti-depressants.
Daniel Pagnutti – Chronic Migraines
I got a call about a week later from the hospital to start using chemotherapy but my toes started to move so I didn’t go… and that was the beginning. And then I was out of the wheelchair that I was told I would never be out of, just from a plant. My doctor, I walked in to his office and we were almost high-fiving – this is the doctor who wouldn’t send my MMAR [medicinal cannabis license] forms – and he said “I’ll sign any amount you say, whatever you need.”
Justin Loizos – Multiple Sclerosis
I had [PSA level] seven hundred, it was aggressive, advanced and had already metastasized out of the prostate and into my bones, into my knees, my ankles, particularly the tops of my femurs, my hips… I was a mess. This happened very quickly in November of 2013. Radiation and chemo were not a possibility because I was ‘too far gone’ for them. I started taking tiny amounts of it [cannabis oil] until I was able to handle larger amounts. Months later they tested me again and instead of running a level of seven hundred PSA I got a 375 level. I don’t have this [cancer] anymore. I’d been taking it [cannabis oil] regularly and I got down to a 24 after the 375, then a 12.5, then a 4.5, then a 1.76. When I didn’t take the oil for a week and got my PSA tested at the end of the month it had gone up again to 4.5 or 4.7. Then I started taking it again and my PSA went down again and now it’s around 1.5.
Alan Park - Prostate Cancer
Our members are represented by a multi-faceted board and executive committee. Each brings deep experience, passion, and an unwavering commitment to building a strong cannabis industry ready to serve the needs of Canadians. CGC leadership is charged by our members with maintaining the integrity of our industry, while striving for continuous improvements in the quality of Canadian cannabis.
Don is a retired federal public servant, medical cannabis grower and patient. After earning a degree in economics he worked as a banker and for Revenue Canada, Veteran’s Affairs, Employment Insurance and Service Canada. He understands how markets and government work, is intimately familiar with cannabis legislation and excited at the potential for a legal cannabis market in Canada.
Tania has worked in the medical field, both clinically and administratively, for 20 years. She wants to see patients getting the best naturally grown medicine possible. Tania feels that the Canadian cannabis industry is big enough for both commercialised and artisanal growers. However, it is the small independent farmers that will maintain cannabis’s genetic diversity needed for true innovation and medical discoveries.
Tanya is an experienced executive with a proven record of success in mergers and acquisitions, start up management, operations management, project management and finance in a dynamic and competitive environment. She has a Master’s of Business Administration from Queen’s University and has served in numerous leadership and board positions and brings with her a deep understanding of nonprofit management, philanthropy, and communications.
Chad is an award-winning medical cannabis grower and patient. Born and raised in Lindsay, Ontario he considers cannabis cultivation to be an art form and is passionate about providing the best product to those that need it. With over 13 years experience in the cultivation of cannabis, Chad understands that building trust and maintaining genetic diversity are the key to effectively supporting patients requiring cannabis.
CGC member growers that pass our rigorous standards for producing the world’s best cannabis are awarded the prestigious CGC Certified badge that they can display on all their marketing materials.Join Now