Spend enough time online, and it’s easy to begin to believe the world is getting darker every day. While there are many terrible things happening on this planet, there are just as many stories of hope to keep our inner light shining. Take, for example, the world of Organic Cannabis.


Before we get into the weeds here, let’s chat quickly about agricultural practices, as there are at least 4 main ways of growing: hydroponics, aquaponics, organic, and regenerative organic (No-Till Living Soil).


Hydroponics is a soilless method which uses liquid fertilizers and nutrients. Organic hydroponics is possible, however, it is much more difficult, as organic forms of some nutrients do not dissolve well in water. Aquaponics is basically the same as hydroponics, but instead they use water that comes from aquaculture projects, like fish farms, which can be loaded with organic nutrients.


Now we get into the world of soil. Standard organic growing uses an organic soil mix. Instead of liquid fertilizer, the plants get their nutrients from ingredients that occur naturally in the wild, however you are still feeding the plant. Now with No-Till Living Soil, the grower is not feeding the plant, they are feeding the bacteria, the fungus, the beneficial insects in the soil, which all in turn feed the plant. 


Long story short, if you’re growing in No-Till Living Soil, you’re a microbe farmer, and dank buds are a beautiful side effect. You are adding life to the soil, and basically acting as a steward to a miniature ecosystem. Instead of depleting the soil of its nutrients and eventually throwing it away,  you can use this soil over, and over again. This method was used for thousands of years by Indigenous peoples around the world, and in the current agricultural industry, it is known as regenerative agriculture. If you haven’t watched Kiss the Ground yet, do it. Woody Harrelson, a cannabis connoisseur, dives deep into this topic.

Whistler Cannabis Co. – Acapulco Gold

Now that we have an idea of what makes organic, organic, here are some reasons why choosing organic has a meaningful impact that helps build a better future and present, for us all:


  1. Many organic cannabis growers do not waste water, and either recycle it, or collect rainwater.
  2. Living soil is proving to be an effective way to capture carbon, methane and nitrous oxide into the earth, which could halt some of the perils of the climate crisis, and perhaps one day even reverse it.
  3. Some growers use all locally sourced ingredients, and work with First Nations Guardians on the Sunshine Coast, to ensure no detriment to the environment occurs, which also furthers reconciliation efforts.
  4. Living soil increases in quality over time, as the mycelial (fungi) network grows. This network of mushrooms can transfer nutrients to the plants from deep underground, and even from other plants!
  5. Many organic growers extend their compassion from plants and animals, to their fellow humans, and pay them a living wage.
  6. Many organic licensed producers employ people who used to work in the legacy (black) market. This welcomes people who used to live in the shadows, back into our society.
  7. Reduces the amount of nitrate fertilizers that end up in our waterways which may be linked to certain forms of cancer.
  8. No cancer-causing pesticides, which also wreak havoc in our local ecosystems. This is especially important for those of us who consume daily for medical reasons. 
  9. Licensed organic cannabis is tested for mold, fungus, and endotoxins, which all can cause respiratory issues, among other things.
  10. It tastes great, is super dank, and overall, one of life’s peak experiences.


Now if you’ve made it this far, you probably want to know which LPs are actually organic, as some companies claim to use organic methods, however, they are not certified. Here are a few brands that are certified organic, along with statements from their representatives.




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Written by Brent Wallace – Level 1 Cannareps Cannabis Sommelier, with information and files submitted by Celine Canlas

Rubicon Organics – Delta, BC

(Simply Bare, 1964, Homestead)

Living Soil Organic

“Being organic already sets us apart from most LPs as it ensures we grow plants in a natural, clean way. Besides that, our use of living soil and sunlight, and our post-harvest care (hang drying, hand trimming, slow cold cure, and hand packaging) also sets us apart from the other few organic LPs. On this link you can find more information on all that.”


Simply Bare – Organic Blue Dream

Good Buds – Salt Spring Island, BC

Living Soil Organic

“Good Buds has some amazing things that sets them apart! Firstly, they are a regenerative family farm meaning that they use regenerative farming practices, like tilling plants and weeds back into the soil to improve the soil’s nutrient composition and improve their carbon recapture. They also feed their plants using 100% recaptured rainwater, and they never use pesticides or harmful chemical nutrients that could harm local waterways. Their field even drains back into their lower water pond, meaning any excess water is recaptured for later use too! Secondly, they were BC’s first living wage employer in cannabis! They are focused on sustainability within their farm as well as with their staff. I should also mention that they are a living soil organic farm, which I believe other LP’s are also doing, but they utilize communal soil beds instead of plastic pots. It encourages the plants to stretch out and socialize. Plants communicate with each other through their root system, and can even help send nutrients to a friend in need. Please head over here to find out more”


Coast Mountain Cannabis – Pemberton, BC

Living Soil Organic


Our primary differentiator is the soil in which we use to grow our unique genetics. 


You can read all about that here:




Our BC Organic Pure Cake Skunk and Peanut Butter Souffle are unique to CMC, no other LPs grow these! We also plant 1 tree for every cannabis plant we harvest, learn more about that here!


Finally, perhaps not unique but we feel that it’s important…we are stoked to have amazing women in leadership positions…at the end of the day we’re just a small but powerful canna fam


Whistler Cannabis Co. – Whistler, BC

Living Soil Organic


“Whistler was the first certified organic LP, and the ninth LP in Canada. They have very small batch sizes, ensuring that craft cannabis love and care. They grow in BC, with clean water, and they air feed their plants as well. They use organic inputs, and a living soil, that improves overall cannabinoid and terpene profiles by unlocking the full potential of the plant. Their cannabis is grown by people with legacy experience, who truly love and respect the plant. Everything they grow is hang-dried, slow-cured, hand-finished, packaged in glass, and undergoes a long flush. If you would like to learn more, head on over here.”


Sweetgrass Cannabis – Kootenay Region, BC

Living Soil Organic


“Our cannabis is organically grown and is certified by the Fraser Valley Organic Producers Association (FVOPA). This certifying body is compliant with the Canadian Organic Standards in accordance with the BC Certified Organic Program (BCCOP). We follow a stringent list of requirements to ensure that everything we use – from soil components and composts to amendments and supplements – is 100% in line with their guidelines. We have worked hard to meet and even exceed these requirements because we believe that growing organically is healthier for the consumer, our employees and the planet as a whole. We’ve invested in this system because it reflects our inherent values as humans and as an organization.”


Now this is by no means an exhaustive list. New LPs are starting every day, with countless microgrowers out there, there’s an endless world of cannabis to explore in Canada, but at least this will give you a base of knowledge to begin with.