ANNAPOLIS VALLEY, NS, CANADA—Adam Webster walks through his growing field, trimming shears in hand. He points to a few plants with bent stalks, held upright by trellises and sticks, damaged by the hurricanes and tropical storms that blow through the Maritimes every September. 

“The rain was enough to topple a lot of plants, but we just pop them back up,” says the owner of Annapolis Valley Craft Cannabis, a small micro producer outside of Wolfville. “But they didn’t snap.” 

Like other historically fertile regions in Canada—the Okanagan, Niagara, or Canada’s ‘cannabis belt’ in southwestern Ontario—the Annapolis Valley is warming to cannabis agriculture.

Webster removes the larger fan leaves prior to curing.
(Photos by Kieran…

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