WeedMD Secures Health Canada Licence for 50,000-Square-Foot Purpose-Built Cannabis Processing Facility
October 16th, 2019
Stand-alone centre capable of processing and storing more than 40 tons of dried cannabis
TORONTO, Oct. 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WeedMD Inc. (WMD.V) (WDDMF) (4WE.F) (“WeedMD” or the “Company”), a federally-licensed producer and distributor of medical-grade cannabis, is pleased to announce that it has secured a Health Canada licence amendment approval for its purpose-built processing facility in Strathroy, Ontario. The stand-alone, 50,000 sq. ft. custom-built structure, located on WeedMD’s 158-acre Strathroy property, will dry, process and cure all remaining outdoor-cultivated cannabis in 2019 and is built to process and store more than 40 tons of dried cannabis biomass. Latest Outdoor Grow video here.
“With the pace of our outdoor harvest now accelerating, this licence amendment comes at the perfect time,” said Keith Merker, CEO of WeedMD. “The harvest has been very successful so far and this represents another milestone as we continue to disrupt traditional modes of cultivation. WeedMD now expects to take a leadership position in Canada for low-cost, high-cannabinoid biomass.”
About WeedMD Inc.
WeedMD Inc. is the publicly-traded parent company of WeedMD Rx Inc., a federally-licensed producer of cannabis products for both the medical and adult-use markets. The Company owns and operates a 158-acre state-of-the-art greenhouse, outdoor and processing facility located in Strathroy, ON. The Company also operates CX Industries, a wholly-owned subsidiary of WeedMD Inc. CX operates out of the Company’s fully-licensed 26,000 sq. ft. Aylmer, Ontario production facility which specializes in cannabis extraction and processing. WeedMD has a multi-channeled distribution strategy that includes selling directly to medical patients, strategic relationships across the seniors’ market and supply agreements with Shoppers Drug Mart as well as six provincial distribution agencies where WeedMD’s adult-use brand Color Cannabis is sold.
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