Tweed Farms begins marijuana production in NOTL
By Tweed Marijuana
By Tweed Marijuana
Aug. 12, 2014, Ottawa — Tweed Marijuana Inc. says its recently acquired
greenhouse facility in Niagara-on-the-Lake (“Tweed Farms”) has obtained
its Health Canada licence.
Aug. 12, 2014, Ottawa — Tweed Marijuana Inc. says its recently acquired greenhouse facility in Niagara-on-the-Lake (“Tweed Farms”) has obtained its Health Canada licence.
The licence to produce marijuana under the MMPR was issued to Prime1 Construction Services Corp., doing business as Park Lane Farms (“Tweed Farms”), a wholly owned subsidiary of the company.
|The licence will allow the company to begin growing activities in about 10 per cent of the entire 350,000-square-foot facility.|
The licence will allow the company to begin growing activities in approximately 10 per cent of the entire 350,000-square-foot facility. Plans are underway to expand its growing area and other permitted activities under the MMPR license as issued on Aug. 8, 2014.
The facility utilizes rainwater collected from the roof surface of the glass greenhouse, water recirculation and re-use, and CO2 capture strategies to produce medical marijuana in a very sustainable way.
The entire facility is expected to have the potential to produce up to 45,000,000 grams per year of marijuana based upon expanding the licensing to the full square footage of the greenhouse.
“I am delighted with the efficiency of the overall organization in bringing Tweed Farms into production, thereby enabling Tweed to have industry leading production potential as we ramp to 2015,” says Bruce Linton, chairman and co-founder.
“Tweed is now the first geographically diversified, multi-licensed producer in Canada and will seek to accelerate production from this leadership position.”
There are currently 17 strains in production at Tweed Farms, including Bakerstreet (Hindu Kush), Donegal (Chem Dawg), and High Lands (East Coast Sour Diesel), with an anticipated first harvest in the fourth quarter of 2014.
ABOUT TWEED MARIJUANA
Tweed Marijuana Inc. is a TSX Venture Exchange listed company. Its wholly owned subsidiaries Tweed Inc. and Prime1 Construction Services Corp. (“Tweed Farms”) are licensed producers of medical marijuana in Canada.
The principal activities of Tweed are the production and sale of marijuana out of its facilities in Smiths Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, as regulated by the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations.