Health Canada Grants Cultivation Licence to Vert Cannabis
By Justin Bellmore
SMITHS FALLS, ON and SAINT LUCIEN, QC - Canopy Growth’s Vert Cannabis in Saint Lucien, Québec, has obtained a production license under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations.
Vert Cannabis is a 7000 square foot craft cannabis production facility located in the small town of Saint Lucien, Québec.
"We're pleased to have obtained the licence and look forward to starting cannabis production in Québec," said Adam Greenblatt, Québec Brand Manager at Canopy Growth.
Recently, Canopy Growth also established a partnership with Les Serres Bertrand to form Vert Mirabel – a large scale production greenhouse facility to be converted into a cannabis facility.
Vert Cannabis represents Canopy's seventh Canadian production licence under the ACMPR to date. Vert will begin production in the first quarter of 2018 following the live transfer of starter plants from the Tweed facility in Smiths Falls, Ontario.
Greenblatt said that the legalization of cannabis in Canada presents a tremendous opportunity for the province.
"It is an exciting privilege to operate at the intersection of revolutionary policy reform and a nascent commercial sector with vast potential, and as such, we are dedicated to establishing a vibrant, competitive, and socially responsible cannabis industry here in Québec."