Thomas Walker is the founder and lead consultant of Walker Cultivation, a consulting firm specialising in commercial cannabis licensing, certification, cultivation, and extraction.
Thomas' 16 years of commercial cannabis cultivation experience and over 240 crop cycles have allowed him to gain the title of Expert Commercial Cannabis Cultivator / Head Grower / Director Of Cultivation in outdoor and controlled environment agriculture. He also has vast knowledge and experience in hydroponic, organic, medicinal, and recreational cannabis cultivation.
Since establishing Walker Cultivation, Thomas has provided consultation to over 40 unique customers, from investors to license holders in various countries such as South Africa, Lesotho, Rwanda, Swazi Land, Zimbabwe, Germany, Malta, Mexico and Costa Rica. Thomas has to date facilitated 8 successful license applications for medicinal cannabis in South Africa.
He has also provided consultation, to and for, various regulatory compliance companies based in South Africa and Lesotho. This has allowed him to gain experience in GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) and GACP (Good Agriculture And Collection Practices) production methodologies and makes Thomas one of the most sought after commercial cannabis consultants.
Thomas also writes articles for a monthly cannabis column called “The Cannabis Post” which is published by Farmers Weekly South Africa. In his column, he discusses the cultivation, extraction, and legislation of commercial cannabis.
Typically, investors, applicants, and operators utilise Thomas’s experience and integrity for license acquisition, certification of facilities, and the design, setup, operation, and optimisation of cultivation facilities.
Thomas has 16 years of 3D design and implementation experience, which allows him to create facility and equipment designs that provide valuable insight into production methodologies and equipment requirements. At the same time, his experience in implementation allows Thomas to validate environmental control and pave a faster path to production for startups.