Aleafia Health has largely completed planting across 86 acres at its outdoor cultivation facility in Port Perry, Ont. The milestone was achieved a month earlier, and on a significantly larger scale, than the 2020 outdoor season, which yielded 31,200 kgs. of dried flower, at a cash cost to harvest of $0.10 per gram.
“Through the tremendous diligence and hard work of our operations team, we are poised to take another major step forward this year in outdoor cultivation. With all infrastructure completed and licenses secured last year, Port Perry has become a highly advanced, year-round operation that we expect to deliver major improvements in our total yield,” said Aleafia Health CEO Geoffrey Benic.
“Our low-cost cultivation advantage at scale has allowed us to enter the dried flower market in a meaningful way with the successful launch of our everyday cannabis brand Divvy. Likewise, it provides consistent input materials for our growing portfolio of differentiated cannabis derivative products.”
Major improvements to the facility were made last year, including site-wide underground irrigation and the construction and licensing of an additional 30,000 sq. ft. of licensed drying and storage buildings. Propagation commenced in November 2020, which resulted in plants that were significantly more mature relative to previous years.
The 2021 harvest will feature the Company’s signature THC, CBD and balanced cultivars, along with a number of new THC-dominant strains which were selected following research and development cultivation trials last year.