About us

Our history

For thousands of years the cannabis plant has been used to treat a variety of medical conditions. It was only in the last few years when research, production and lawful supply became possible. Even prior to the 2016 Australian legislation being approved in record time, an emerging array of stakeholders began collectively networking to pioneer the fastest growing biotech industry in Australian history.

Cannatrek founder and health economist, Tommy Huppert, saw the value of plant based therapies as a way to help people who were not seeing results from traditional medicine. In 2015 Cannatrek was founded and by 2017, it had been awarded the second cannabis research licence to begin its journey to provide a better quality of life to Australian patients.

Cannatrek today

Cannatrek is a technology driven Australian company specialising in the research, cultivation, manufacturing and delivery of medical cannabis.

Backed by medicinal licenses, we manage the entire product lifecycle of plant based therapies from growth and processing to distribution and sales. Our ecosystem of suppliers, doctors, pharmacists and patients is connected by a cutting edge digital platform delivering information on plant based therapies to eligible patients.

From Seed to Patient

“From seed to patient” is a vertical integration approach developed uniquely by Cannatrek.

Cannatrek is involved in the entire supply chain of plant based products, which means we have:

  • superior quality control;
  • predictive inventory;
  • greater market insight into demand;
  • greater insight into new product development;
  • lower production and distribution costs; and
  • a stable enterprise that doesn’t rely on partners for market success.

Our Mission

We are redefining the medical cannabis industry in Australia. By connecting research, cultivation and green technology, we are aiming to be the most affordable cannabis producer in Australia. Our mission is simply to provide affordable care and, thanks to our innovative seed to patient model, we are doing just that.

Our people

Our fully operational Queensland facility represents the perfect scale to manage our prototype “seed to patient” business model, through to commercialisation. Our team of field experts drive our success as we develop as both a pharmaceutical and agtech company.

Our Vision

We see an urgent, unmet national and global need for medicinal cannabis production that requires an economies of scale solution – and that’s why Cannatrek has invested in a scaled development in Shepparton Victoria.

The showcase greenfield project is “shovel ready” and backed by Australian local, state and federal government with Major Project Status that will create jobs and hundreds of employment opportunities.

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What drives us? Our Values

We strive to consistently provide authentic information, education, and data so doctors can make informed decisions about medicinal cannabis as a treatment for their patients. We take a patient centric approach, and aim to provide simple access and affordable medicine.
Sustainable 

Our seed to patient model ensures we have complete control over our supply chain and therefore, our sustainability.

Australian-owned

We are proud Australians looking to help our country’s citizens by providing employment and affordable pain management treatments.

Accessible

Medicinal cannabis should be accessible to all of those who need it. We have established a Compassionate Access Program to help cover cannabis costs for individuals who might be struggling to afford it.

Research-driven

We’re constantly striving for new breakthroughs with medicinal cannabis – that’s why we started AIMC (Australian Institute for Medical Cannabis), our professional research and development arm.

Cohesive

We care for our team like we care for our plants – the culture we provide at Cannatrek helps produce great results.

Our mission is simply to provide affordable care.

What have we been working on? Our projects

Our main projects focus on developing agricultural excellence where the plants are front and centre. We are streamlining our seed line process to help us continue to develop further plant varieties targeting new medical breakthroughs with this wonderful natural resource.

In addition, we are rolling out a digital healthcare platform Cannatrek Access for patients and healthcare professionals to serve the rapidly growing Australian medicinal cannabis market. This digital healthcare platform will help complete the distribution and sales channels, providing access for up to 1 million customers, 35,000 doctors, and over 4,000 pharmacies.

We are continuously evolving and streamlining the patient journey through our e-commerce platform Cannatrek Access, and via telehealth and compassionate access support services to make the entire doctor/patient journey a complete experience.

Technology used at Cannatrek

We work with state of the art greenhouse technology to study and grow our plants. Everything in the greenhouse is automated to ensure the plants are grown in optimal conditions.

Our farm is completely pesticide-free. Our integrated pest management strategy brings in good bugs – like ladybugs – to prevent damage by harmful insects.

Our technology is rapidly evolving as well. We are currently working with global researchers to create a stabilised seed, which will give us more control over the final crop yield.

seed stock

Seed bank and medicinal cannabis strains

By establishing relationships with a number of quality offshore producers, we are able to offer the highest quality of cannabis varieties. Working with leading and established seed banks, we are building a genetic stock foundation filled with robust and rare genotypes.

Because each plant has a different compound that affects different medical conditions, it’s important that we have a variety of plants. We currently have eight different strains and are working to develop new strains with cross-breeding.