Aphria Inc., produces, supplies and sells medical cannabis and is considered one of the big players right now in Canada. Like Cannibas, Aphria has grown quickly, founded in 2014.
Aphria operates a greenhouse to produce cannabis in Leamington, Ontario. Leamington is located around Canada’s southernmost point and has one of the warmest climates in Canada.
The leadership team includes CEO Victor Neufeld who is the former CEO of Jamieson Laboratories. Cole Cacciavillani who is the co-founder and VP of growing operations. John Cervini is a co-founder and a fourth generation greenhouse grower.
Aphria’s cannabis capacity now stands at nearly 2.5 million square feet and is set to reach 3 million square feet by the spring which would produce more than 20,000 kilo’s of cannabis a month.
Aphria prides itself on its approach to quality management which includes 509 steps and they are asking the government to tighten the rules and oversight pesticide use in the cannabis space.
Aphria has inked supply agreements with every province and the Yukon Territory, representing access to 99.8% of Canadians. Aphria is backed in part by the Delavaco Group, a private equity firm.
Aphria has also come to terms with Shoppers Drug Mart to provide Aphria branded Cannabis products.
Aphria adult recreational In House Brands include:
Solei is designed for current and novice users and pairs an assortment of carefully curated strains and product formats with different experiences.
RIFF The brand will have high potency offerings available for experienced users.
Good Supply is a value-priced brand without the frills, designed for the everyday cannabis user.
Goodfields is for current and new cannabis users interested in quality cannabis from a trusted source, cultivated with care.
Complementing Aphria’s in-house brands, the Company’s subsidiary Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd. is a craft product that is grown on the shores of the Salish Sea in small batches, using single-strain growing rooms. All flower is hand-trimmed and slow-cured ensuring the optimal cannabis experience.
Fun Fact: Aphria means agreeable in Celtic.