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Episode 14: The Quality Grading Episode

October 6, 2021 – 12 PM PST Join the CannaReps team to discuss quality grading in a live demonstration of how we use the Cannabis Sommelier Grading Scale to judge some of our favorite products on the market! Read more about grading cannabis quality in 4 Key Tips to Judging Cannabis Quality. Subscribe below for email notifications and visit the CannaReps YouTube channel to replay previous episodes.

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CHRONICLES 14 - The Quality Grading


Adolfo Gonzalez
Julie Domingo
Mike Chyczij
CannaReps Team

Previous Episodes

January 5, 2022

Episode 17: Cannabis Quality Grading Continued | Grading flower and concentrates

An all-dab quality grading session with the CannaReps crew and surprise special guests from our local extraction artist community! Much love to the small group who was able to attend (kept it to only 6 people!), with special thanks to True Facts Cannabis for bringing down their press and sharing their passion and expertise with us! If you love to dab, don’t miss this chance to nerd out and chill with like-minded people! And catch the replays of our first and second cannabis Quality Grading episodes where we take a look at flower cultivars on the market.

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December 1, 2021

Episode 16: Cannabis Quality Grading Continued | Grading flower and concentrates

Adolfo and Julie continue on their cannabis tasting rampage with the highly acclaimed Lilac Diesel from Organnicraft for our flower category and the BIG Fruit Live Rosin for our dab category. Follow along at home with your own sample and learn about sensory and gustatory appreciation techniques alongside our instructors!

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November 3, 2021

Episode 15: Quality Grading Episode Continued

The CannaReps team goes deeper into discussing quality grading with a live demonstration of how we use our Cannabis Grading Scale. Follow along as we take a look at some BC Rockstar and Lee Anne WoMac cultivars from the market.

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October 6, 2021

Episode 14: The Quality Grading Episode: How Cannabis Sommeliers Grade Weed

The CannaReps team talks about cannabis quality grading in a live demonstration of how we use our online Grading Scale to judge some of our favourite products on the market!

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September 1, 2021

Episode 13: The Spectrometry Special with GemmaCert

Are counter-top/mobile cannabis testing devices worth buying or are they nothing short of random number generators? Learn how these types of devices work and how they could affect the future of cannabis quality assurance. Join Adolfo with the team behind GemmaCert, the company leading the charge in bringing spectroscopy technology to the cannabis sector and get answers straight from the horse’s mouth!
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July 7, 2021

Episode 12: Scythian Schism 2 with Jamie Shaw

Have you ever heard the story of the first joint ever rolled? Special guest Jamie Shaw is back to take us from the Ottoman Empire, through the Napoleonic Wars, and finally into America where native cultures transformed the way this plant is used forevermore! Jamie is at the top of our list for OG Cannabis Historians. Be sure to watch the first episode in this 2-part series linked below.
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June 2, 2021

Episode 11: Scythian Schism with Jamie Shaw

On our next episode of Chronicles, our free monthly cannabis webcast: Special guest Jamie Shaw and host Adolfo Gonzalez journey through the ages to find out just when, how, and why humans first decided that this plant should be illegal. Jamie is at the top of our list for OG Cannabis Historians. She blows us away every time with her breadth of knowledge and we love sharing her mind-expanding take on cannabis history with all of you! From the most ancient cannabis cultures and the earliest seeds of prohibition to today’s legalization structures, we explore cannabis cultures and movements of prohibition, temperance, and resistance throughout history. Subscribe below for email notifications and visit the CannaReps YouTube channel to replay previous episodes.
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May 5, 2021

Episode 10: From Legacy to Legal

Julie and Adolfo host a one-of-a-kind interview with cannabis retailers who successfully transitioned from the legacy industry into legality. Special guests Aaron Sinnathamby, owner of ARCannabis, and Andrea Dobbs, owner of Village Bloomery, will tell us about how their legacy retail businesses evolved during legalization. Get the inside scoop on the opportunities and challenges faced by legacy operators in transition. Learn about the product formats and cultivars that were popular before legalization. Build a better tomorrow by learning from the experience of some of our favorite legacy pioneers!
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April 7, 2021

Episode 9: Savvy Sungrown

Mike and Adolfo discuss everything you need to know about how to grow cannabis in the great Canadian outdoors! Learn about the challenges you will face and how to set up for success. Want to grow amazing cannabis? Join our growing community in our Living Soil at Home online course.
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February 3, 2021

Episode 7: Bubblemania

A return visit from legendary hash master Marcus “Bubbleman” Richardson, where we will talk more about the solvent free hash-making method that changed the world! Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to learn straight from the master himself, and discover how the world’s finest solventless hash is made!  Check out Part 1 with Marcus in Episode 6 below!
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January 6, 2021

Episode 6: Trichome Trail

The legendary Marcus “Bubbleman” Richardson leads us down the trichome trail with his decades of knowledge and trichome photography. Throwing back to mentors like Sam the Skunkman, we talk about water extraction, the hash perspective, and quality grading. Nerd out with us as Marcus shows us his incredible macro photography of seed germination and the first steps of plant and trichome growth. Be sure to sign up  for our free monthly cannabis  webcast and join us for Part 2.

December 2, 2020

Episode 5: Analyze this!

In this extended session, our panel of lab geeks throw down serious insights on cannabis testing and Certificates of Analysis.  Panel guests Tom Ulanowski (Nextleaf Labs Ltd), Daryl Patterson (A&L Labs), and returning guest Ryan Lee (Chimera Genetics) join CannaReps headmaster and host Adolfo Gonzalez to discuss cannabis testing methods, how COAs can be crossed-checked for accuracy, and how they can be interpreted.
This convo was so juicy that we didn’t want it to end—enjoy the extended session of our free monthly cannabis  webcast!

November 4, 2020

Episode 4: The CBD Saga

CBD-dominant cultivars have changed the way the world sees cannabis. In this special edition episode of Chronicles: The CBD Saga, Adolfo and Mike interview Ryan Lee of Chimera Genetics. Ryan is the Canadian breeder responsible for kickstarting the modern phase of the CBD genetics movement in Europe by graciously teaching others the breeding methods that are now industry standards for stabilizing CBD dominance in virtually any cultivar.

October 7, 2020

Episode 3: Pipe Dreamz

We discuss the development and evolution of the paraphernalia that brought us our favourite form of consumption: inhalation! Specials guests Darryl and Dyan from Genius Pipe and Tim from PAX share their innovative toking technology. You will walk away from this show knowing more about:
  • Origins of pipes and joints
  • Development of vaporizers
  • Cutting-edge inhalation technology
One incredibly lucky attendee wins new tech from both Genius Pipe and PAX.

September 2, 2020

Episode 2: Moisture Madness

In this episode of our free monthly cannabis  webcast, we discuss one of our favourite topics cannabis: moisture and curing. Special guest Jed Walker from Boveda joins us. We also gift one lucky nerd another fantastic giveaway—a bunch of Boveda love!

August 5, 2020

Episode 1: Life Is But A Gene

In this episode we discuss the significance of cannabis genetics for large and small producers and talk about some of this green earth’s most sought after cultivars. Get to know the hottest seedbanks and breeders. You get to listen in on live questions answered by our hosts and guests for a fun and interactive learning experience. We also gift one lucky nerd BRAND NEW ORIGINAL VOLCANO!!!

Is this really for me?

There’s pretty much no going wrong with our free monthly cannabis webcast, whether you’re interested in the cannabis industry as a professional or are simply professionally curious about bud and cannabis. Our webcast attendees range from cannabis entrepreneurs to health-conscious explorers and everyone in between. You don’t need a base level knowledge to keep up—so don’t worry about fitting in! It’s a great, safe place for people newly exposed to cannabis and the cannabis industry to start their journey.

We look forward to seeing you there! 

Free giveaway?

That’s right…because we cherish our lovely nerds so very much, we add a giveaway whenever possible. Our first giveaway was a Classic Volcano to a lucky winner in Ontario! You have a fresh chance to win (although it won’t be a Volcano every time!) on the first Wednesday of every month at 12:00 pm.

Why learn with us?

Canada’s 1st and ONLY Cannabis Sommelier Certification

Our advanced education goes beyond “common knowledge” and trains you on PRACTICAL SKILLS so you can demonstrate expert product knowledge and help people effectively & responsibly

Interactive education
by industry experts

Traditional instruction doesn’t work, especially with cannabis lovers. We connect real cannabis products with fun and hands-on activities and custom designed resources for an enjoyable educational experience

Supporting the Community

Have you faced stigmas and judgements in your cannabis journey? Join our community of passionate industry professionals and consumers to dispel misinformation, share insights, and connect.

Hungry for more cannabis knowledge?

There’s an endless amount of information out in the world about cannabis: that’s a fact. But quality depends on who you’re learning from, which is where we come in. Whether you’re casually curious or laser-focused on getting to know a certain topic inside-and-out, we’re passionate about only providing the information that we’ve tried, tested, and can prove to you. All in the name of making you look like the canna-expert you’re ready to be.

Quick insights + takeaways:

you get way smarter in no time at all (1-2 hours)

Perfect introduction & refresher:

whether you’re dipping a toe, or dipping back in to refresh your memory

Less overwhelm:

no cramming years of knowledge into your brain

Expand on a specialty:

without investing in a big course

Have fun learning:

because as complex as cannabis can be, it should also be an absolute joy to learn about

Create connections:

expand your network and create connections with like-minded people that share the same passion as you in a comfortable setting

"Friendly people teaching informative classes in a fun way! Recommended for everyone."
Alejandra Duvnja
"I took the Level 1 Cannabis Sommelier course and loved it!! The knowledge I was given has greatly benefited my ability to provide excellent service for my customers. I use the skills taught here almost daily!"
Flynn Dubé
"Adolfo and his team have created an incredibly valuable resource for the cannabis industry and beyond through CannaReps. Adolfo's years of experience and knowledge is evident in the course material and in his presentations. And he is a great speaker! This course is just as good, if not better than some university courses I have taken. The take home information that you receive is formatted in an easy to use reference deck that you can literally pop in your bag to bring with you anywhere. It is so helpful when you are out in the field. They were quick to answer my many numerous questions during the course and have continued to support me as I find my place in this industry. Thank you SO MUCH for being willing to be the forefront educators in this long misunderstood field, for encouraging people to develop their professionalism while also remembering the human element to their businesses. I believe CannaReps can assist any new or existing cannabis professional in developing impactful ways to set themselves in this blooming industry. Thank you so much guys! You Rock!"
Lindsey Gorman
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