Pure Sunfarms has received from Health Canada the seventh amendment to the cultivation license for its 1.1 million square foot greenhouse in Delta, BC. This amendment permits Pure Sunfarms to expand its cannabis production area by approximately 206,000 square feet to a total of approximately 1.03 million square feet (16 grow rooms). With this amendment, the entire growing area at Pure Sunfarms' greenhouse is now licensed for cultivation. According to the company, the newly licensed area is expected to be planted by the end of March 2019.
At the same time, Pure Sunfarms has commenced re-planting of Quadrant 1 of its greenhouse following the planned suspension of production last autumn to install the infrastructure for supplemental lighting to maximize yields in the winter months. "We expect Quadrant 1 to be fully planted by the end of April 2019, at which time we will be in production on the entire 1.03 million square feet of growing area at our facility, making it one of the largest fully operational cannabis production facilities in the world. We still believe we will be able to achieve full run rate annual production of 75,000 kilograms by mid-2019.", the team with the company says.
"With licensing of the entirety of the Delta 3 Facility cultivation area completed, the option periods that Pure Sunfarms holds on the two additional Delta greenhouse facilities, currently owned and operated by Village Farms, has commenced. If these two options are exercised by Pure Sunfarms the additional total production area could be increased by approximately 3.7 million square feet. The two options on the additional Delta greenhouses provide Pure Sunfarms with the opportunity to significantly expand production to address market demand," says Michael DeGiglio, Chief Executive Officer, Village Farms.