Health Canada has officially given the go-ahead to build a new medical marijuana production facility in the North Okanagan.
A medical marijuana company called True Leaf Medicine International Ltd. announced today that they will be building the new large-scale facility after successfully completing the security clearance stage of the government’s application process.
According to the release, a 40-acre piece of land is located in Lumby and was purchased in December for $3.3 million. The construction of a 16,000 square foot hydroponic grow building and a 9,000 square foot building housing offices, extraction facility, laboratory and packaging areas is expected completed this summer.
It’s expected the facility will produce 2,500 kilograms of dried cannabis annually but will need to pass a Health Canada inspection before True Leaf Medicine International becomes a licensed producer.
Recreational marijuana is anticipated to be legalized by July 2018.