CAN (BC): Pure Sunfarms to expand cannabis acreage to 550,000 sq.ft.

Emerald Health Therapeutics and Village Farms announced that their 50/50 joint venture for cannabis production, Pure Sunfarms, received from Health Canada its fourth amendment to the cultivation license for its Delta 3 greenhouse in Delta, BC. This amendment permits Pure Sunfarms to expand its cannabis production area to 550,000 square feet – half of the 1.1 million square foot Delta 3 production facility. The newly licensed area is expected to be in full production by mid-October of this year.

“It’s a remarkable achievement to now have 550,000 square feet – half of the 1.1 million square foot Delta 3 facility – approved for production just six months since receiving the initial cultivation license,” said Michael DeGiglio, CEO of Village Farms. “I am tremendously proud of the Pure Sunfarms team.”

“Pure Sunfarms is making great strides to achieve high-quality, low-cost cannabis production ahead of the Canadian government’s legalization of adult-use cannabis on October 17,” said Chris Wagner, CEO of Emerald.

In July, Pure Sunfarms received its sales license from Health Canada, permitting it to sell cannabis produced in the Delta 3 greenhouse facility. Pure Sunfarms expects to have the full 1.1 million square foot Delta 3 facility, one of the single largest cannabis growing facilities in the world, converted for cannabis production by year end. The technologically-advanced Delta 3 greenhouse design is based on decades of large-scale, low-cost agricultural production experience and extensive cannabis expertise, resulting in a facility with 17 grow rooms (nine of which are now licensed) optimized for year-round harvesting (more than 85 harvests annually) and an automated process line encompassing harvesting, trimming, drying and packaging.
 
For more information:
Village Farms
www.villagefarms.com

 



Emerald Health Therapeutics
emeraldhealth.ca

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