Our founder, Dr. Scott Wrye, had a badly injured patient who benefitted from the first cannabis prescription ever given by Dr. Wrye way back in 2005. That event planted the seed that would eventually grow into Cannavative a decade later.
At the time of Cannavative’s establishment in 2015, it was Northern Nevada’s first-awarded legal medical cannabis production license and Nevada’s only facility with its own cultivation and extraction lab in one building.
The name Cannavative is a combination of two words: innovative cannabis.
Cannavative’s 55,000 sq. ft. cultivation facility features 20 customized pods (think freight containers) that each emulates a boutique grow. These smaller environments greatly reduce the chance of cross contamination. They also allow the Cannavative team to experiment with new growing techniques and more easily innovate to develop new, exciting plant traits.
The plants with the best traits are then cloned and grown on a larger scale in rooms that are about three times the size of a Cannavative grow pod. Each Cannavative strain goes through a scientifically precise 16-week cycle with nursery, vegetation, flowering, and flush included to ensure the flower potency, flavor, and overall medicinal quality.