The sophisticated cultivation techniques that CanPharma Portugal is going to use will take place in a greenhouse to ensure a pharmaceutical product that is safe, consistent and of high quality.
Cuttings (Clones) are taken from the mother plant and moved into the propagation area for rooting. 5-8 days later the clones are rooted and young plants now. They will stay in the propagation area for additional 10 days under long day lighting. Afterwards the young plants are carried into the growing rooms. The plants are growing in these rooms for 8-9 weeks. At harvest, Staff will cut of the stem at the base of the plant. After that, the processing supervisor will inspect randoms plants to make sure they are free of pesticides and diseases and the processing team will start processing the plants, separating leaves, stems and flowers. The flowers are also trimmed before being placed on a drying trolley in the drying room. The drying process should take another 5 to 6 days. During the drying process, the flowers lose 70% -80% of their weight – which is an industry standard.
If the dry product is intended for extraction, then, at this stage, the product will be packaged and shipped to the extraction facility. If it is intended to have dried cannabis flowers, the flowers will be placed in large boxes for curing – this takes about 10 to 15 days. Once the cure is done, the product is weighed and placed in plastic bags, vacuum sealed. If our products pass the final quality tests, they will be stored and ready to be sold and shipped.