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It comes as no surprise to anyone that Canadians consume a heck of a lot of weed. The government estimates that in 2017, 4.9 million Canadians spent over an estimated $5.5 billion on cannabis, consuming 773.4 tons at an average price of $7.15 a gram.

Over 90% of this was non-medical - in other words, illegal

How to Switch Your Licensed Producer

With October 17th behind us and the initial cloud of excitement slowly wafting to the horizon, it’s time to take a look at the landscape we now inhabit as a nation of legal cannabis users. What’s changed? For the long list of ACMPR patients, the Cannabis Act and ACMPR provide some adjustments that can make life a little

First Light: A Tantalus Labs Product Exhibition

On July 19th, Tantalus Labs held an event to exhibit the first 5 strains of our product line, dubbed the Tantalus Range. It marked an opportunity to celebrate with the community who have supported our mission of leading Sungrown, BC Cannabis.

We want to thank everyone who joined us and shout out the great work of every contributor to our

BC’s Regulated Cannabis Industry is Failing, and it is Time for our Government to Act

Despite substantial communication efforts from leading activists, industry participants, and academics in the province of British Columbia, government inaction has put us in the weakest position of any province to capitalize on the substantial job creation, tax revenue, and economic spillover effects from the legalization of cannabis. Tantalus Labs and many others have been working in the media and in

Liquor Boards Take Note: Race to the Bottom Will Crush Craft Cannabis Growers

The following article was originally published on Straight Cannabis

Liquor distribution boards across Canada have been tasked with a lofty mandate when it comes to cannabis—capture market share from one of the most entrenched unregulated cannabis markets on the planet, and do it fast. Their collective first instinct follows understandable logic: buy cannabis for a low wholesale price, and

A Case For Independent Ecommerce


On October 24th 2017, Tantalus Labs submitted the following document to the Provincial Cannabis Secretariat. We are proud that our Provincial Government has taken the time to receive submissions and hear from voters and taxpayers. We believe our legislators have been presented with the information that they need to build policy reflective of our province’s culture and aspirations, thanks

Tantalus Labs Obtains Cultivation Licence


Tantalus Labs Has Received A Licence to Cultivate Cannabis in Canada

We’re here. At last. It is the 45th awarded under the ACMPR (“Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations”) regulations, and the 10th in British Columbia.

We are beyond stoked, and judging by the reaction on Twitter, we have a few friends who are just as excited as

Into The Light


Tantalus Labs was founded to advance frontiers. On our team, we share a vision to build a brighter future for cannabis through #Sungrown technology. The recent completion of SunLab, a new generation of purpose-built cannabis greenhouse, was a milestone many called impossible.

We believed that if we shared our vision transparently and passionately, that we would be joined by other

So You Want to Work in the Cannabis Industry?


The cannabis industry is poised for explosive growth. It is currently one of the fastest growing sectors in North America, and it’s thirsty for talented entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs to help build the future.

Facing the choice to pursue a job in cannabis, a good place to start is to ask yourself the question, “Why do I want to work

How Robots Run our Cannabis Company


A small army of robots work twenty-four hours a day at Tantalus Labs. They talk to each other, and to us. They have drastically shaped our enterprise.

It started from humble beginnings, to see if Slack, a digital team collaboration tool, could work with us. It did. But then we tested how far we could push Slack to work for

Branding Will Carry Cannabis Out of the Black Market and Into the Light


The following article was originally published on Lift

If a prime directive of the Canadian government is to divert profits from the cannabis black market through legalization, then branding is the critical tool to persuade customers to buy legal cannabis.

Marketing and branding are about values. Companies with effective marketing define a unique lens through which the company views the

Cannabis Grow-Ops use More Electricity than the Mining Industry in Canada

The following article was originally published on

The thought of marijuana cultivation brings to mind images of the a “Back to the Land” Movement, and perhaps of a philosophy that eschews waste and aims for practices that are more in tune with the environment.

But the marijuana business has a dirty secret: it is likely that illicit marijuana

Tantalus Labs Receives British Columbia's First Water Licence for Cannabis

Water License

Tantalus Labs announces today that it has received the first Water License issued to a cannabis company in British Columbia. Furnished under the Water Sustainability Act (WSA), the license showcases Tantalus Labs' commitment to effective groundwater resource management and sustainably produced cannabis.

Tantalus Labs utilizes specialized sungrown cultivation technology, natural odour filtration, and an innovative rainwater collection and filtration system.

eCommerce can Age-Restrict Cannabis Access Better than Storefronts


Myth: retail storefronts are the best way to age-restrict access to cannabis

Counterintuitively, eCommerce can verify identities through software with fewer errors than humans working at a storefront. Mail-order cannabis currently utilized by the Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) can leverage proven software to better verify identities and ages than the protocols in physical storefronts such as liquor stores.

Force of Nature: #Sungrown


The following article was originally published on VolteFace

Such is Sutton’s enthusiasm for au naturel ‘Sungrown’ cannabis – which is cultivated in, and nourished by, British Columbia’s best and brightest sunbeams, that, Tantalus are currently constructing a state-of-the-art outdoor cultivation facility in the evocatively named Maple Ridge, British Columbia. Once they get the governmental go-ahead, Tantalus will be free