CAN (ON): Northern Ontario town to house sizeable and scalable MMJ facility

Touted as only the second commercial cannabis growing operation in Northern Ontario, Sudbury-based GaiaCann Inc. is looking to position itself as a medical cannabis industry leader with plans to launch a 32,000 sq. ft. indoor cultivation facility in 2020.

“The Innovation Project” facility is to be located in the northeastern Ontario town of Espanola, approximately 40 minutes from Sudbury. The facility will primarily focus on cultivation, extraction and purification of cannabis and center on medical products, notes information on the company website. Its expected capacity could produce 2,750 kg of dried cannabis and 200,000 kg of extracted product each year.

Construction has already started on a first-phase cultivation and extraction facility, reports Bay Today. It represents Northern Ontario’s second commercial cannabis growing operation, the article notes.

The Greenhouse Project, an estimated 100,000 sq. ft. expansion to the main facility, is expected to be completed in 2021 and have a capacity of 9,000 kg annually.


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