CK cannabis grower expands again

AgMedica building on Richmond Street in Chatham. December 2018. (Photo by Matt Weverink)

A cannabis producer in Chatham has been given the green light to expand.

AgMedica has received approval from Health Canada to move to phase two of its Riverview facility expansion and add another 12 flowering rooms. This will allow the company to increase its cultivation capacity to between 26,000 and 30,000 kilograms per year, which more than triples its current capacity.

“Receipt of this approval represents another key milestone in AgMedica’s path toward becoming a global leader in the development and commercialization of cannabis and cannabis-derived products designed to support client health and wellness,” the company stated in a news release on Thursday.

Company officials said AgMedica has been steadily growing since 2017.

“I am very pleased that AgMedica has received Health Canada approval for our phase two facility expansion,” said Dr. Trevor Henry, AgMedica’s CEO. “We gain nearly four times the productive capacity and are better positioned to continue helping improve the quality of life for all of our patients by providing superior, consistent, quality medication.”

The pot grower added that on August 2, 2019, it was granted a medical sales license for its Heritage Road location to sell legal products that include CBD, THC and Balanced varieties. AgMedica is a licensed producer of medicinal and adult-use cannabis.

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