In March, Acreage Pharma Ltd. became the second licensed pot producer in the province, opening a 630-square-meter facility near the tiny community south of the McLeod River.
But that building is just the start. Company co-founder Trevor Dixon hopes to break ground soon on a larger plant beside it, and is looking at a 23,000-square-metre third phase that would place the overall development among the country’s largest cannabis producers.
Dixon, who expects most of the nearly 150 employees at the three phases would live nearby, thinks the district’s future is “fantastic.”
No sign marks the entrance to the facility, which is hidden from the road by trees. The windowless green metal-clad structure is surrounded by a chain-link fence topped with barbed wire that like the rest of the site is under constant surveillance by 62 cameras.
Source: Cannabis Business Times