Each month we feature a selection of our Co-op Members and Supporters. They live the Co-op’s mission and demonstrate the innovate nature of the independent entrepreneurs that make up BC’s highly skilled craft cannabis sector.

There is no known universe populated by people who have a talent for growing, who live for those pre-harvest days when they are surrounded by a sea of beautiful powerful plants, and who also have a passion for record-keeping. That’s what Sami Majadla, software developer, learned after consulting with a handful of cannabis growers. CertiCraft is the company he and his co-founders created to dramatically reduce the hours devoted to that necessary evil: reporting regularly and exhaustingly to Health Canada.

Born and raised in Palestine, he credits his parents for modelling an approach to life that values exploration and learning.  As a teenager, he became fascinated with technology as a creative tool and soon learned how to write original programs so that he could create video games. To be a successful designer of video games, you have to keep the experience of the end-user top of mind. If it’s not fun and engaging to play, it doesn’t matter how compelling the “goal” of the game may be. He’s brought this philosophy forward with the CertiCraft compliance platform. Check out this introductory video about CertiCraft if you want to learn more.

Expect a simple interface for a complex beast: inventory tracking from seed to sale; record-keeping and report generation that will assure you that your business complies with Health Canada and CRA regulations. No more dozens of binders! And your data is backed up for you every 24 hours. Save time for doing what you love to do.

What Sami loves to do is play music. He enjoys taking his music on the road (though this has taken a backseat to CertiCraft) and creating together with other musicians all over the West Coast. He lives in his adopted City of Nelson and is excited to be jamming more regularly again. He values the membership of the BC Craft farmers Co-op for their unconventionality and vision of entrepreneurship that is collaborative rather than competitive or proprietary. Working for small players in an industry that is skewed to the big guys, he wants to play a part in the kind of advocacy for a policy change that is possible only when people work together. To that end, he’s also joined the Cannabis Economic Development Task Force, a joint industry/regional government initiative in the Kootenays.