Article by Dale Carruthers, London Free Press
You can’t legally buy recreational pot at any store in London yet, but soon Ontarians will be able to spark up legal, made-in-London joints.
But unlike those doobies passed around at parties and concerts, Indiva is taking a scientific approach to its joint-making process.
Not only are joints DNA-free – nobody licks the papers or handles them with bare hands – but there’s also no rolling involved in the making of each half-gram spliff.
“They’re vibrated,” Melissa Kurek, Indiva’s director of operations, said of the process.
Inside a windowless 27-square-metre room at Indiva’s Hargrieve Road headquarters, three workers collectively make 1,500 joints during an eight-hour shift.
Outfitted in white suits, hairnets, shoe-coverings and gloves, the employees look more like scientists than professional joint makers. They start by filling a large metal bowl with pre-ground cannabis, while 453 paper shells that come pre-rolled with a filter at one end and flared at the other, are placed filter down in a honey-comb-like metal tray with the flared end up.