CAN (ON): Health Canada approves additional production capacity for Kitchener-based cannabis facility

James E. Wagner Cultivation Corporation, on June 28, 2019, received approval of a licence amendment from Health Canada, permitting it to grow cannabis in additional flowering rooms at the Corporation’s flagship facility, JWC 2, located at 530 Manitou Drive in Kitchener, Ontario. The newly approved flowering rooms will add approximately 11,000 sq. ft., resulting in a total of nearly 22,000 sq. ft. of flowering space at JWC 2.

Reacting to the Corporation’s latest approval from Health Canada, President & Chief Executive Officer, Nathan Woodworth commented, “The approval of this new space represents a significant step in the continuing journey toward full-scale production at JWC 2. Our team is excited to begin cultivation in our new spaces; we are already preparing plants to move into these new rooms. The crops harvested from our Phase 2 rooms will allow us to supply a much wider market than was previously possible.”

The additional flowering rooms approved by Health Canada are the result of the previously press released Phase 2 construction of JWC 2. At full-scale, JWC 2 will measure 345,000 sq. ft. and is expected to be fully equipped with the Corporation’s GrowthSTORM™ Dual Droplet™ System. The proprietary GrowthSTORM™ Dual Droplet™ System is a cultivation system that uses two separate nutrient solutions, delivered to the plant’s root system through two distinct channels, all housed within a single enclosure.

The JWC team has already completed a variety of preparations designed to populate the new Phase 2 flowering rooms with plants shortly after receiving this Health Canada approval. Unlike the Corporation’s existing flowering room floor plan employed in the Pre-Phase 2 space (the “Phase 1 Space”), which consists of 8 flowering rooms, the new Phase 2 area features 2 flowering rooms in total, each of which is roughly 4 times larger in size than each of the existing flowering rooms, according to them. While the total size of the new Phase 2 area is comparable to the Phase 1 Space, JWC expects this modified division of space has the potential to maximize yields without sacrificing operational integrity, as well as increase the total amount of usable floor space.

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