CAN (BC): 700,000 sq.ft. MMJ greenhouse planned in South Okanagan

Penticton resident and owner of Poplar Grove Winery, Tony Holler, is preparing to build what would be the province's largest medical cannabis facility in the South Okanagan.

A 700,000 square-foot greenhouse is proposed to be built in the Osoyoos Indian Band's Senkulmen Business Park, and will produce about 125,000 kilograms of medical cannabis annually.

The facility is expected to be a "high-technology" greenhouse made with material from the Netherlands, which is compliant with federal good-manufacturing practices.

He said it will be environmentally friendly by using the energy of the sun to grow cannabis as well as technology to control factors such as humidity, oxygen and nutrients.

Holler hopes construction can begin this spring and that operations can begin in the spring of 2019. He expects to employ about 200 people.

Read more at Castanet (Colton Davies)

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