Canopy Growth Corporation has received a cultivation license from Health Canada for its facility in Fredericton, New Brunswick. With this licensing, Canopy Growth predicts the facility will initially produce more than 5,000kg of cannabis annually, with first harvests expected to become available to the market within six months.
Developed in collaboration with Canopy Rivers Inc. and operating under Canopy Growth’s flagship Tweed brand, the facility will support the Company’s global and local operations with large-scale cannabis production capabilities that will serve the needs of recreational and medical customers. To meet that demand, Canopy Growth expects to create more than 130 jobs at the Fredericton plant.
Canopy Growth expects to fill a wide variety of jobs at the facility, including lab supervisors, technologists, growers, post-harvest crews, quality assurance experts, as well as shipping and maintenance crews. "Their combined efforts will position the facility as one of Atlantic Canada’s leading growth operations, capable of supplying the market with a steady, reliable and high-quality stream of commercial cannabis products", the team with the company concludes.