CAN: 17 additional growing rooms approved by Health Canada

Organigram Holdings has obtained Health Canada approval for licensing of 17 additional cultivation rooms. According to them, the move brings the company’s total target licensed production capacity to 76,000 kilograms per year. 

The new cultivation rooms represent approximately 15,000 kilograms per year of additional production capacity and are part of Organigram’s strategic phase 4B expansion plan.

“Once again, we are pleased to receive licensing approval consistent with our expectations and the streamlined process we have experienced to date,” Organigram CEO Greg Engel stated in a news release. “Our phase 4 facility expansion remains on schedule to meet growing demand and further contribute to efficiencies of scale.”

"As a result of the government licensing and approval, the company will immediately begin moving cannabis plants into the new rooms on a rolling basis," the team with the company explains. "Organigram projects it will see the initial crop from these new rooms by the end of November 2019, assuming normal cultivation timelines. Following drying and post-harvest processing, the company anticipates having dried-flower product from these additional rooms available for sale to patients and customers in its fiscal quarter ending February 2020."

Additional construction outlined in phase 4B of the company’s expansion plans is on schedule to be completed later this month. "The company plans on submitting the licensing amendment for its remaining 16 phase 4B cultivation rooms this month, as well. The perimeter of phase 5 of the company’s expansion, which will include an edibles and derivative product facility and more extraction capacity, is also planned for this Health Canada licensing submission."

"The company is certified by Ecocert Canada to produce organically grown medicinal cannabis. A portion of the cannabis currently produced in the facility is organically grown, and a portion is mineral grown."

"The company is also committed to developing international business partnerships to extend its global footprint. In addition, Organigram has developed a portfolio of legal, adult-use recreational cannabis brands, including the Edison Cannabis Company, Ankr Organics, Trailer Park Buds and Trailblazer. Organigram’s primary facility is located in Moncton, New Brunswick."

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