Emerald Health Therapeutics’ Metro Vancouver Organic Cannabis Operation Receives Cultivation Expansion License for Total Growing Area in First Greenhouse
This second license amendment builds on the initial site license, received in June of this year, used to propagate premium organic plant stock for this site, as well as the first amendment, received in July of this year, which added 12 acres of outdoor cultivation area. Emerald capitalized on the outdoor growing season with one growing cycle for research and development purposes and to enhance planning for the full 2020 outdoor growing season. All indoor and outdoor operations to-date have been focused on facilitating organic certification, which, pursuant to an initial inspection that took place in September, is expected imminently.
“With planting starting now, the Metro Vancouver organic operation is well positioned to be a significant contributor to Emerald's financial results in 2020,” said
“Industry leading quality is the priority at Emerald’s Metro Vancouver site, which was purposefully designed for organic cultivation,” said
The Metro Vancouver organic site encompasses 156,000 square feet in two greenhouses as well as 12 acres (~500,000 square feet) of licensed outdoor cultivation area. The first outdoor cannabis crop was harvested recently and Emerald also secured the harvest from an adjacent 12 acres of outdoor grow area. In this outdoor initiative, the company assessed the viability of select genetics for BC greenhouse and outdoor climates. This genetic development program has produced several new phenotypes, which will lead to greater differentiation in Emerald’s product offerings.
Emerald will commission the second greenhouse at its Metro Vancouver site as it more fully analyzes market preferences for the diverse products from its licensed and operational grow infrastructure at its Pure Sunfarms joint venture, Metro Vancouver, and Verdélite. Together these three operations position the Company to play a significant role in the growing Canadian medical and adult use markets.
Emerald has substantially completed its capital outlays for the Metro Vancouver site, as well as for its Quebec Verdélite operation.
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