Zenabis increases capacity by more than 30 per cent

August 06, 2019
Written by Zenabis (edited)
Canadian licensed producer Zenabis has received a cultivation licence from Health Canada for the first portion of their operation in Langley, B.C., growing their annual cultivation capacity by more than 30 per cent.
This is expected to increase their operation’s capacity from 32,900 kg to 42,800 kg of dried cannabis.

Zenabis says they have now secured the Health Canada licences required for all four of their cannabis facilities with 438,200 square feet of licenced operational space. Construction continues on the second portion of their Langley site, with an expected output of 86,200 kg annually.

The Langley site will house growing and packaging operations for both bulk and retail products, employing more than 200 staff after the site is complete. Leveraging a closed greenhouse system, cultivation techniques from indoor facility Zenabis Atholville in New Brunswick, and extensive cultivation automation, the Company expects Zenabis Langley to achieve a product quality comparable to that of output from Zenabis Atholville at a cultivation cost per gram of $0.75 or less.

“Year-to-date, we have increased our licensed annual cultivation capacity more than eight-fold on a design capacity basis,” says Andrew Grieve, chief executive officer of Zenabis.

With the latest cultivation license in hand, Zenabis expects to produce approximately 17,679 kg from all four of its facilities combined between July 2019 and December 2019.

The company’s Delta facility is currently in the process of converting to an extraction, post-processing and analytical testing lab. The limited growing activities that it had at this site have been suspended, and the pursuit of EU-GMP cultivation was relinquished to concentrate on analytical testing, post-processing, and extraction. The conversion is expected to be complete in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Zenabis currently has facilities in Atholville, New Brunswick; Delta, Aldergrove, Pitt Meadows and Langley, British Columbia; and Stellarton, Nova Scotia.

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