Business View Magazine September 2018

346 347 GREEN RELIEF A DIFFERENCE MAKER IN THE INDUSTRY GREEN RELIEF B ased in Hamilton, Ontario, Green Relief is a licensed producer (LP) of dried canna- bis and extracted cannabis oils, under Health Canada’s Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Reg- ulations. The company was founded by Warren Bravo, Lyn Bravo, and Steve LeBlanc in 2013, with the mission to help patients improve the quality of their lives, while furthering the science of medical cannabis research, and the sustainable growth of marijuana and other agricultural crops. Unlike many cannabis cultivators, today, LeBlanc says that from the beginning, the partners knew they wanted to produce their crops via aquaponics – a system of aquaculture in which waste produced by farmed fish or other aquatic animals supplies nutrients for plants grown hydroponi- cally, which, in turn, purify the water. In combining both hydroponic and aqua- culture systems, aquaponics capitaliz- es on their benefits and eliminates the AT A GLANCE GREEN RELIEF WHAT: A licensed grower of medical cannabis WHERE: Hamilton, Ontario WEBSITE: