New $40M production facility will increase Canopy Growth’s cannabis output by more than 5,000kg annually, create more than 130 jobs in Fredericton, NB
SMITHS FALLS, ON and FREDERICTON, NB, March 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED), (NYSE: CGC) (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has received a cultivation licence from Health Canada for its facility in Fredericton, New Brunswick. With this licensing, Canopy Growth predicts the facility will initially produce more than 5,000kg of cannabis annually, with first harvests expected to become available to the market within six months.
Developed in collaboration with Canopy Rivers Inc. (TSXV: RIV) and operating under Canopy Growth’s flagship Tweed brand, the facility will support the Company’s global and local operations with high quality, large-scale cannabis production capabilities that will serve the needs of recreational and medical customers. To meet that demand, Canopy Growth expects to create more than 130 jobs at the Fredericton plant.
“New Brunswick has emerged as a leader in the legal cannabis sector and the province is an excellent place to do business,” said Bruce Linton, co-CEO and Chairman, Canopy Growth. “We will leverage our existing operational expertise to ensure we support the needs of our customers while making a meaningful contribution to the local economy primarily through new job creation.”
Canopy Growth expects to fill a wide variety of jobs at the facility, including lab supervisors, technologists, growers, post-harvest crews, quality assurance experts, as well as shipping and maintenance crews. Their combined efforts will position the facility as one of Atlantic Canada’s leading growth operations, capable of supplying the market with a steady, reliable and high-quality stream of commercial cannabis products. With distribution and strong partnerships across each of Atlantic Canada’s provinces, this facility further strengthens the Company’s commitment to the region.
In the coming weeks, Canopy Growth looks forward to sharing details regarding local job fairs to fill these positions. Interested applicants are encouraged to monitor canopygrowth.com/careers and the Company’s Twitter feed @CanopyGrowth for more information.
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About Canopy Growth Corporation
Canopy Growth is a world-leading diversified cannabis and hemp company, offering distinct brands and curated cannabis varieties in dried, oil and Softgel capsule forms. Canopy Growth offers medically approved vaporizers through the Company’s subsidiary, Storz & Bickel GMbH & Co. KG. From product and process innovation to market execution, Canopy Growth is driven by a passion for leadership and a commitment to building a world-class cannabis company one product, site and country at a time. The Company has operations in over a dozen countries across five continents.
The Company is proudly dedicated to educating healthcare practitioners, conducting robust clinical research, and furthering the public’s understanding of cannabis, and through its wholly owned subsidiary, Canopy Health Innovations (“Canopy Health”), has devoted millions of dollars toward cutting edge, commercializable research and IP development. Canopy Growth works with the Beckley Foundation and has launched Beckley Canopy Therapeutics to research and develop clinically validated cannabis-based medicines, with a strong focus on intellectual property protection. Canopy Growth acquired assets of leading hemp research company, ebbu, Inc. (“ebbu”). Intellectual Property (“IP”) and R&D advancements achieved by ebbu’s team apply directly to Canopy Growth’s hemp and THC-rich cannabis genetic breeding program and its cannabis-infused beverage capabilities. Through partly owned subsidiary Canopy Rivers Corporation, the Company is providing resources and investment to new market entrants and building a portfolio of stable investments in the sector.
From our historic public listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange to our continued international expansion, pride in advancing shareholder value through leadership is engrained in all we do at Canopy Growth. Canopy Growth has established partnerships with leading sector names including cannabis icon Snoop Dogg, breeding legends DNA Genetics and Green House seeds, Battelle, the world’s largest nonprofit research and development organization, and Fortune 500 alcohol leader Constellation Brands, to name but a few. Canopy Growth operates ten licensed cannabis production sites with over 4.3 million square feet of production capacity, including over 500,000 square feet of GMP certified production space. The Company operates Tweed retail stores in Newfoundland and Manitoba and has entered into supply agreements with every Canadian province and territory. For more information visit www.canopygrowth.com
Source: Canopy Growth Corporation
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