48North Cannabis Corp. announced the completion of Phase I of its project to bring its top performing cannabis cultivars to the Canadian market. Following the importation of 6,650 cannabis seeds from Netherlands-based MariPharm B.V., the Company embarked on a project to select and cultivate its most promising phenotypes at the Company’s wholly-owned licensed facility, DelShen Therapeutics Corp. located in Kirkland Lake, Ontario.
- Girl Scout Cookies
- Granddaddy Purple
- Green Crack
- Kosher Kush
- Power Plant
- High CBD
“The DelShen production team has been working hard over the past year to cultivate top cannabis strains and we are happy with the results our first round of testing has shown,” said Kevin Helfand, Chief Operating Officer at 48North. “We are seeing high yields for certain cultivars and we now have multiple high tetrahydrocannabinol (“THC“) strains being grown. As the legalization of adult recreational cannabis approaches, we are fulfilling our commitment to grow unique genetics of the highest quality to suit our future customers’ varying demands.”
Completing this project has allowed the DelShen grow team to analyze its genetic library, use expert data analytics, and select phenotypes with a wide range of cannabinoids and terpenes that are underrepresented in the current Canadian market.
Phase II of the phenotype selection project will be to re-test the new cultivars after some additional flowering time to optimize both yields and resin profiles. “Our lab results indicate sufficient cannabigerolic acid to anticipate higher resin profiles,” continued Mr. Helfand. “We believe the Green Crack, a sativa dominant hybrid, can consistently express over 25 percent THC content and the Kosher Kush can yield over 200 grams of dried cannabis per plant with some additional data analysis. Once this phase is completed, we will decide which cultivars to put into full-scale production, as well as commence Phase III, the phenotype selection of the other cultivars we have in our genetic library, including Amnesia, Gorilla Glue #4 and Super Silver Haze.”