In the first of a two-part interview with Cannabiz, Medcan Australia managing director Craig Cochran recalls the journey from cash-strapped start-up to last month’s successful harvest of the company’s first crop.

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It was all looking rosy for Craig Cochran and Gareth Ball when, in mid-2019, the business partners embarked on a capital raising expedition to Canada, then the undisputed investment centre of the cannabis world.

Steve has reported for a number of consumer and B2B titles over a journalism career spanning more than three decades. He is a regulator contributor to health journal, The Medical Republic, writing on...