Where can I buy Reef Organic products?
Reef Organic cannabis is available for purchase in Nova Scotia through the NSLC’s cannabis outlets and online, at the four PEI Cannabis Corporation outlets in PEI, the OCS and other retailers in Ontario. Our products are also available through select licensed retailers in Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. Stay tuned for announcements on availability in additional Canadian provinces.
Why did you choose the name 'Reef Organic'?
We are proud of our roots along the Atlantic Ocean and excited to be providing consumers with top-shelf products – the name, Reef, seemed the perfect homage to the Maritimes AND our premium cannabis.
How is your cannabis grown?
Our cannabis is organically grown indoors in organic, living soil under energy-saving LED lights using aquaponics. We are Canada’s first Clean Green Certified cannabis producer.
What is 'living soil'?
Living soil is an all-natural growing medium that is free from synthetic amendments. It contains only natural nutrients that rely on the symbiotic relationship between microorganisms and the cannabis plant’s root system. Research shows that plants grown in living soil are healthier and less prone to pests and disease.
What is the purpose of using koi fish?
The waste from the koi fish is high in natural bio available nutrients that translate into higher yields, higher potency cannabis and a better quality product. Koi fish have a high tolerance for nutrients in the water and they can live up to 100+ years.
Are Reef Organic products available for medical consumers?
Reef Organic is the recreational brand of cannabis license holder, Aqualitas. Aqualitas provides organically grown medical cannabis to registered clients with medical authorization. For more information, please visit www.aqualitas.ca
Do you sell cannabis oil?
Yes – we currently offer Tranquil High CBD Organic Oil, as well as Surge high THC oil in the recreational market under Reef Organic.
What is Full-Spectrum?
Full-Spectrum extracts are whole plant extracts. They maintain the full chemical profile of the cannabis plant. They contain a variety of cannabinoids, including THC, THCa, CBD, CBDa, CBG, THCV, CBC, and CBN, as well as terpenes and other compounds such as flavonoids, proteins, phenols, sterols, and esters.
Why are you using the term True Spectrum?
True Spectrum was born from a need to better define the unique true-to-flower, single source, extraction process we use to create our Organic Vape products. This term is used to describe our extraction process.
How do you create True Spectrum Extracts?
When it comes to creating an exceptional high-quality extract, product in equals product out, so the higher quality the starting material the higher quality the extract will be. This is the reason we always start with a single source, cultivar specific, premium organic flower.
The flower is milled and put through a Supercritical CO2 extraction process. This extraction method creates the crude extract needed to begin the creation of a pure vape experience.
During this process, the volatile terpenes in the flower reach their flash points and begin to evaporate. We use cold trap technology to cool the compounds down and capture them to for re-introduction at the appropriate ratios, to create an enhanced true-to-flower vape experience.
Winterization of the crude begins. This process is an extremely important step in creating a high purity extract.
Once fatty acids are removed the product goes through a final distillation process and terpenes are re-introduced for a pleasurable and authentic experience.
What happens during your extraction process?
During our extraction process, a great deal of heat and pressure is applied to the cannabis material to extract the compounds from the flower. Cannabis compounds are volatile and begin to reach their flash points with heat and pressure. Once they reach their flash point, they evaporate, causing the final distillate product to contain very little or none of the original compounds. Terpenes are drastically affected by this process, therefore pure distillate has little to no smell. Many distillate products are also winterized, removing fatty acids before the distillation process. Once distilled the extract also loses some of the other above-mentioned compounds. This is the point in the process when we re-introduce naturally occurring cannabis terpenes to ensure a bold sensory experience with the finished product.
How are your vapes different from the rest?
The answer is yes. The Reef line of vapes is designed for the consumer who desires a true-to plant-experience hence the creation of True-Spectrum. Our processes and practices are geared toward fulfilling our organic nature, and respecting both the plant and its consumer.
We are confident in our starting material and the extracts we create are a testament to its quality. Our THC vape contains 830mg/g of THC but has a total cannabinoid count % of 95. We have a very rich mixture of cannabinoids including THCV, CBG, CBD, CBC, CBN, and THC in our vapes. Terpenes are introduced at 5% on average so the experience is flavourful and aromatic.
We are very proud of the extract products we produce, and always promise to use the best organic starting material to create true-to-flower, single source, flavourful, and aromatic experiences.
What happens during most extraction processes?
During most extraction processes a great deal of heat and pressure is applied to the cannabis material to extract the compounds from the flower. Cannabis compounds are volatile and begin to reach their flash points with heat and pressure. Once they reach their flash point, they evaporate causing the final distillate product to contain very little or none of the original compounds. Terpenes are drastically affected by this process, therefore pure distillate has little to no smell. Many distillate products are also winterized removing fatty acids before the distillation process. Once distilled the extract also loses some of the other above-mentioned compounds.
What new products are you developing?
Edibles (gummies), skin cream, rosin and enriched pre-rolls – with more to come!
Where can I learn more about the regulations around possessing and consuming cannabis?
Cannabis production, sales, possession and consumption are regulated by federal, provincial and municipal governments. Health Canada’s Cannabis Fact Sheet is a good start for learning more about the rules and regulations but we advise you also check your provincial laws and local municipal by-laws around cannabis consumption.