Tyler and Alex Rumi on Salt Spring Island

It all started in a van…

Back in Fall 2016, our founder Tyler Rumi took off across the continent in a rigged-up sprinter van. He was planning to travel for a year with his partner Nicole. They lasted 4 months before hitting Salt Spring Island. Once there, Tyler realized that this was the place he wanted to call home.

Having grown under the MMAR since 2005, Tyler was no novice to cannabis cultivation. He had been growing for years and wanted to join the new legal economy. While other producers were pushing the envelope to legitimize cannabis for medical use, Tyler wanted to harness his passion for buds to bring NEXT LEVEL legal cannabis to recreational users.

Tyler bought land on Salt Spring Island at the start of 2017, and immediately started tilling the land with his lifelong BFF, Ryan Mant. Together they lived in Tyler’s van and legally grew under the MMAR outdoors and in nature - the way cannabis is meant to be grown.

When full-scale legalization was becoming increasingly likely, Tyler asked his brother Alex to join in and help turn his passion into a proper cannabis operation. Together they became the fastest license in the history of the ACMPR, and the first ever joint cultivation-oils license.

But they weren’t done there. Fast forward a year and they’ve brought in a crack team of cannabis enthusiasts, including master grower, Samantha, who has decades of growing expertise, and helped found the largest outdoor cannabis competition in the world, the Emerald Cup.

With the same passion and grit, the Rumi brothers and the team have built GOOD BUDS into a legitimate disrupter in the cannabis market. The company became the first outdoor cannabis grower in Canada on May 10, 2019, beating public companies with budgets that massively dwarfed their own.

Going forward, GOOD BUDS will continue to push the envelope, growing and selling a unique line of buds, prerolls and solventless concentrates. The company will begin recreational sales in Fall 2019, with concentrates sales starting in winter 2020.