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Broken Coast’s commitment to its brand roots has resonated with consumers on a national level, who have come to know and love premium quality products that deliver unique aromas and profiles. Anderson says the company’s passion and dedication to quality will continue through Broken Coast’s growth.

Anderson has been with Broken Coast since it was established in 2013. At the time, the company was the fourth cannabis cultivator to be licensed in B.C., and the 12th license in Canada. Since then, it has grown from a small warehouse operation to a 44,000 sq. ft. sophisticated production facility.

From the beginning, Broken Coast has established a reputation for producing top quality flower. It has since released 20 unique strains, each highlighting the quality of B.C bud.

Every stage of the Pipe Dream processing is done by hand, from planting and trimming to gathering and bottling. “There’s no comparison to batch processing by hand. We never rush the curing and drying processes,” Anderson says. “You can see it in the way our products look and taste.”

“Broken Coast grows a lot of seeds and hunts through them, selecting for new strains,” he explains. “That’s what we feel separates us from other producers. If you put in the time and effort, you can definitely discover something really beautiful.”

This meticulous approach has been at the heart of Broken Coast’s operations since the beginning when it made the commitment to small batch production of strains that are unique to the brand. Plants are grown in laboratory-grade growing rooms in a climate-controlled environment. Each room houses a single strain to ensure each variety thrives in the best growing conditions possible.

Anderson is the Head Grower for Broken Coast, a producer of premium craft cannabis in Duncan, Vancouver Island, situated on the shores of the Salish Sea near the island’s rainforests. In this idyllic setting, he and his team have spent the past seven years selecting and cultivating new and unique strains that appeal to cannabis users seeking new experiences.

Anderson spends as much time as he can researching, looking closely at the plants and hunting through seeds. The process is no easy feat, but one that is near and dear to his heart.

Fifteen months of work went into bringing Pipe Dream to market. The team planted, nurtured and evaluated thousands of seedlings, before they found the one that ticked all the boxes. The result is a premium flower that delivers a distinctive smell and taste (described as a “spicy gas” profile), with a high THC content of 18 to 24 per cent.

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Quantity has never been our goal. Only our best-performing genetics are selected for production. Even then only the strongest clones make it to harvest. Our plants are precisely pruned to concentrate energy in only the topmost colas, improving consistency and minimizing 'popcorn' buds. When we talk about to ‘popcorn buds’, we’re referring to small flower formations that don’t have the same visual appeal as their larger flower counterparts — but they’re only different in size.From our team of master growers to the trimmers who carefully hand prepare each bud, every point of contact in the Broken Coast production chain is designed to maximize quality and product integrity.

Broken Coast launched in 2013 and became one of the first medical cannabis producers licensed in British Columbia. Starting as a humble facility, we’ve since moved into a self-designed 44,000 square-foot building on the shores of the Salish Sea. We’re dedicated to breeding and cultivating the highest grade cannabis, and strive to enhance the reputation for quality that BC bud has earned worldwide.

Do one thing, and do it well. At Broken Coast we’ve always specialized in premium dried flower. This is what we've built our reputation on, and we feel that it’s a reputation well earned. Our cannabis is grown in small batches in strain-specific rooms under optimized conditions. We hand-trim with attention to detail and an aesthetic eye, and naturally slow cure every batch. These are the techniques that made BC Bud famous the world over, and they'r built into our DNA.

We seek the ultimate expression of cannabis

What does premium cannabis really mean?

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I’ve always been an avid plant lover. I quit my job after a couple of years as an electronics engineer to study arboriculture so I could work with trees. I also love growing fruit trees and vegetables and live in a home that is overcrowded with houseplants. Growing cannabis is just an extension of my love of plants but I like that I also get to use my more technical side as we have a fairly sophisticated growing space.

How did you discover the products you use in your growroom?

No one piece of equipment alone is key as all factors in your garden work together. Your garden will only be as good as its weakest link. That said, achieving a perfect environment is probably the first place to start. Start by sealing up the room, removing the in and out air vents. This method of growing uses an air conditioner to cool the room while pure CO2 is supplied at the optimal level for the plants to grow. This achieves a higher level of control and accuracy over the temperature and humidity of the room, coupled with the addition of elevated levels of CO2. Growing in a sealed environment also helps keep the growroom sterile and free from pests. This is beneficial in a medical system where regulations are strict and the product must pass vigorous testing for pesticides, bacteria and mold.

What are you growing right now?

​From humble beginnings, Vancouver Island’s Broken Coast Cannabis has emerged as one of the west coast’s best-known licensed medicinal cannabis producers. Head grower Kevin Anderson discusses the challenges Broken Coast has overcome and the approach it has taken to be successful.