Feb 2020

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE – Second Speaker added to Medical Cannabis Workshop

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE – Second Speaker added to Medical Cannabis Workshop


Unfortunately due to current global circumstances and the new self-isolating restrictions for international travellers to prevent the spread of Covid-19, we have no option but to postpone the Grower2Grower Medical Cannabis workshop on the 31st of March.    

Hopefully we will be able to reschedule later in the year subject to the control of the global pandemic.

I will make sure that those who registered for the postponed workshop, have first option to re-register, if and when we are able to proceed with the workshop in the near future.

Regards Stefan Vogrincic, MD Grower2Grower




Matt Hayes PhD – Expert in Cannabis post-harvest management and facility considerations for downstream GMP processing.


Grower2Grower is delighted to announce, in conjunction with Cannabis Cultivators, a second presenter has been confirmed for the Medical Cannabis workshop in Pukekohe on the 31st of March.  Matt Hayes is an independent consultant who regularly consults with Delta Tetra Consultancy. Matt is an expert in regulatory compliance (GACP-GMP), breeding, phenotyping and plant physiology.    

Below is subject matter Matt will be presenting during the workshop in addition to key note speaker Sonny Moerenhout.


  Know your product to define:

  1. Your licence
  2. Your process
  3. Your site, facility design & specification
  4. Your staff

Implications of the Medicinal Cannabis minimum quality standard on:

  1. Commercial production
  2. Final products
  3. Domestic and export markets

Cannabis product processes:

  1. Flower
  2. Oil

Post-harvest facility design:

  1. Primary processing
  2. Dry & cure
  3. Storage
  4. Further processing

Good Agricultural Collection Practices (GACP) compliance:

  1. Overview
  2. Practical advice on how to comply

Introduction to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP):

  1. Cultivation
  2. Post-harvest
  3. Off-take agreements

Cannabis genetics, breeding and phenotyping:


Bio – Matt Hayes

I have 2 years’ experience working directly in the Australian Cannabis Industry and have travelled internationally to contribute to North American and European projects. I entered the commercial horticulture industry in 2017 after 15 years experience in agricultural research and molecular plant breeding. I am a controlled-environment horticulture specialist focused on production, research and development of high-value and tightly regulated crops, and technology transfer from research into commercial projects.

Subsequent to PhD and post-doctoral studies in grapevine disease resistance and berry quality at University of Adelaide, I joined Agriculture Victoria where I implemented and managed controlled environment systems to quantify plant performance and for trait dissection.




If you are interested in registering simply fill out the contact us form.  Please complete the mandatory fields and type in the ‘Your Message’ box Register for MC Workshop. You will be sent a questionnaire with supporting detail to complete registration and payment.  Once you have completed registration, for the workshop, exact location details will then be provided.

The cost to register is NZ $795 per person including GST. Numbers are strictly restricted. 

Early Bird Rate: NZ $695 per person including GST if registered and paid before the 28th of February 2020 (Please include on the 'contact us form' how many participants you wish to register)


Date of Workshop: Tuesday the 31st of March 2020

Time: 8.30 am to 4.00 pm

Location: Pukekohe, New Zealand 


This will be an intensive one-day workshop running from 8.30 am to 4.00 pm. It is a unique opportunity to learn about High-Tech Cannabis production from one of the world’s leading experts in the cultivation of Medical Cannabis. 

Morning tea and lunch will be provided.





Major sponsor of the event is The NZ HORTICENTRE TRUST

The sponsorship from The New Zealand Horticentre Trust makes it possible to organise this educational event.  We are very grateful for the generous support. 


Source of phtoto above https://investinodense.dk/


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Article Written and compiled by Stefan Vogrincic, Consultant, Grower2Grower

Article Edited by Marie Vogrincic, Editor, Grower2Grower



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