After the completion of construction, in the White Hills area of St. John’s the Canopy Growth production facility will be the largest site of THE company in Atlantic Canada.
The vice president of communications of Company, Jordan Sinclair said, last week the termination of CEO Bruce Linton won’t have an effect on the plans of Company to produce thousands of kilograms of cannabis every year at the site, the business is as usual.
In the year 2013, Linton co-founded the Ontario-based company and it’s grown to be one of the biggest cannabis players of the country. The Labrador Liberals and Newfoundland truck a controversial deal with the corporation, providing $40 million in tax remittances in replace for Canopy establishing a production facility in the area as well as a definite supply to the local market.
Sinclair said, that the facility’s steel structure is now completely enclosed and interior work is being done for changing the space from an unfilled shell into an operational grow room. He also added, by November 2019 the company is still on track to have the work completed.
It will employ 146 people with diverse skill sets, and the recruitment will be done in waves as the plan develops, with jobs posted in the careers section of the website of Company, Sinclair said.
Before Canopy Growth gets a license to operate, Health Canada will have to assess the White Hills site, which Sinclair expects may take a few months after construction is completed. He also said that the Canopy Growth produced a full amount of 24,000 kilograms of cannabis in the previous monetary year with total sales of about $226 million.
The St. John’s facility is expected for producing 12,000 kilograms after it will up and running efficiently.