Green Entrepreneur, a subset of Entrepreneur.com, recognized Plena Global’s founder, Richard Zwicky, in a profile published both in English and in Spanish. Green Entrepreneur, a s ...
Plena Global Process
The stages of growth of a cannabis plant
The typical indoor life cycle of a cannabis plant is around 2 to 3 months, depending on the strain. Indica dominant strains generally have a shorter life cycle than Sativa dominant strains. Each stage in the growth of a cannabis plant is important.
The ﬁrst stage in the life cycle of a cannabis plant is sowing the seeds, after which germination happens.
After seeding, the root systems will begin to develop and leaves will begin to sprout.
The vegetative stage includes the strong development and growth of the rooting system. Roots grow as the plant develops its aerial parts of leaves and stalks to balance the plant out. The duration of this phase is controlled primarily by light exposure.
The generative stage, which involves the development of the main inflorescence, or what’s commonly called flower of bud, is triggered by environmental factors, usually involving a reduction in light, aka photo-periodic reduction. The cola, which is a collection of thousands of flower buds, produces the glandular trichomes, which contain all the cannabinoids such as THC, CBD, CBG, THCV, etc. and other secondary metabolites, such as terpenoids and polyphenols, that are harvested for medical cannabis purposes.
Once the plants reach an optimal stage of ripeness, the process of harvesting, drying and curing take place. Before harvest, plants are carefully inspected according to Guidelines on Good Agricultural and Collection Practices (GACP) for Medicinal Plants. Drying is done in rooms with controlled environment, protected from direct sunlight, until moisture level within the plant material meets specifications. Once the plant material is dried, it still requires specific processing before it can be stored. Every batch is carefully tested to verify potential microbiological contamination and absence of pesticides and heavy metals.
The Plena Promise
Plena Global's mission is to deliver superior cannabis and cannabis derivatives, grown and manufactured under the strictest GMP and GACP quality standards at scale in perpetuity to its clients globally.
Latest News and Articles
16. Apr 2019
16. Apr 2019
On February 23rd, the government of Peru published the regulations that will govern both the application and production of medical cannabis inside the country. On February 23rd, t ...
6. Feb 2019
It is now in the hands of the United Nations to vote on the recommendations put forth by the WHO to reschedule cannabis On January 31 2019, the World Health Organization Expert Com ...
25. Jan 2019
Plena Global’s Dr. Raquel Peyraube Among List of Women Set To Dominate the Cannabis Industry in 2019
In a recent feature on Yahoo! Finance, Plena Global's newest team member Dr. Raquel Peyraube tops the list as an innovator in the world of cannabis. Yahoo Finance released a list o ...
21. Jan 2019
Industry leaders from around the world are gathering in Davos, Switzerland for a unique event highlighting Canada's prominent role in the advancement of the global cannabis industr ...
10. Jan 2019
Over the last 95 years of prohibition in Canada, we have come to rely on certain tropes to define cannabis culture and the stereotypical cannabis user. Over the last 95 years of p ...
5. Dec 2018
With 95-years of prohibition, there is very little that we know about cannabis due to restrictive research—most of it from short-term studies and anecdotal observation. The Cannabi ...
16. Oct 2018
Plena is working on a staged rollout of facilities over several growth locations in Colombia, the first harvest will be ready by Q1 2019. Plena is working on a staged rollout of fa ...