Over a year after launching Artisan Batch, we’re still loving the chance to give small-batch growers across Canada the chance to share their product with the entire country. ARK Cannabis is no different. Operating within secluded forests of Quebec’s countryside, ARK (which stands for Advanced Recreational Kannabis) is producing top-quality cannabis year-round within their indoor facility with 2,100 sq.ft.
Led by Master Grower Ray Jackson, the team at ARK has over 35 years of combined cultivation experience, along with expertise in a variety of industries such as small business growth, land development, and cultivation. This diverse background of skills allows ARK to remain versatile in everything they do, whether it’s how to improve their building and growing environment, using the most tried-and-true methods of cultivation for a premium product, or staying up-to-date on technological advancements that can alleviate stress and allow staff to focus on what really matters—finding the best strains to bring to the market.
“We always approach our cultivar selection with the question ‘what would we want to smoke?’ and from there we add love and care,” says Jackson. “The rest is irrelevant because we know you will enjoy the end product.”
ARK makes sure every cannabis product that passes through their facility is meticulously cared for from seed to shelf, even going so far as to play music within the building to create an ideal environment. They even think of the details when it comes to being energy efficient. The water used to grow ARK cannabis comes from underground and goes through reverse osmosis water filtration to provide the cleanest possible water. Everyone at ARK respects the cannabis plant and the history that came before them.
“We have based our company around preserving and producing some of the world’s best and top quality strains,” says Jackson. “Our vault includes some classic lineages and must-have cultivars that would make any connoisseur smile.”
Knowing ARK’s dedication to quality and honouring the best strains in the world, it’s easy to get excited about Blue Iguana—a hybrid strain that’s a combination of Double Dutch Lady and Old Time Moonshine. According to ARK, these parent strains are award-winning and known for their high resin quantity and deep, fruity, musky aroma.
Blue Iguana is grown indoors in soil using the SCRoG (Screen of Green) technique. The plant is hang dried and cold, dry cured for 21 days, then hand trimmed and dry trimmed to result in a premium product. Blue Iguana has dark green buds covered in a beautiful layer of resin and crystals. The large buds resemble the shape of a well-fed iguana! ARK Blue Iguana smells of pine and citrus on a sweet backdrop of iced tea. It has a 23-29% THC range, and a terpene profile led by limonene, pinene and ocimene.
ARK Blue Iguana will be available as whole flower in 3.5 g jars exclusively through Artisan Batch, so be sure to keep your eye out for this exciting strain! It’ll only be available while quantities last.