Right now the facility has 17,000 marijuana plants and is planning on doubling production.
Posted: Apr 02, 2015 8:37 AM ETLast Updated: Apr 02, 2015 11:09 AM ET
One of Canada’s licensed medical marijuana facilities will double in size this summer, a year after Health Canada radically changed industry rules.
Aphria Medical Marijuana cultivates 17,000 marijuana plants in a 3,000-square-metre facility operating in Leamington, Ont., south of Windsor. By summer, it will be twice that size and operating in two buildings, rather than one.
The company won’t start producing double the amount of pot until late fall.
Aphria has 25 full-time employees with no casual workers.
In April 2014, Health Canada moved medical pot production from a cottage industry of thousands of loosely regulated growers to a commercially competitive sector.