Matthew holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta where he studied Botany, Genetics, and Entomology through the Sciences faculty, as well as Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology, and Agronomy through the Agricultural Sciences faculty. Matthew has been producing medical cannabis full time for over a decade, since the early inception of the ACMPR regulations. Throughout his time of hands-on growing combined with studied learning, Matthew has been practicing breeding genetics under the moniker of “@710Canuck”. To date, Matthew has successfully curated nine different seed lines that are currently in rotation from various Licence Holders for use in Canada’s adult use market. Matthew is currently the Master Grower and Processing Manager at Edmonton based Palm Gardens Ltd where he has developed an in-house breeding program producing unique proprietary cultivars for the Canadian market.