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Medical marijuana company expects to become 'significant employer' in Lumby

September 28, 2017 - 9:24 AM

LUMBY - True Leaf Medicine has big plans for Lumby.

The company, which launched a few years ago, is getting closer to its goal of opening a massive medical marijuana production facility in Lumby.

The company has completed the security clearance stage of Health Canada’s application process, and has initiated plans to retrofit a 16,000 square foot building in Lumby, according to a news release. It has also acquired the option to purchase the 40 acres of land where the facility sits.

“This is a milestone for True Leaf,” CEO Darcy Bomford says in the release. “This property gives us the capacity to expand to meet the increased demand that is widely expected. With government approvals, the size of this site could allow us to build a 1,000,000 square foot facility and produce more than 125,000 kilograms of cannabis.”

True Leaf anticipates the first phase will include annual production of 2,500 kilograms of dried cannabis once the facility passes Health Canada’s inspection and the company becomes a licensed producer, according to the release.
“True Leaf appreciates the support expressed for the company’s license submission by the Mayor of Lumby Kevin Acton, and the community,” Bomford says. “We expect to become a significant employer in Lumby, a hard-hit logging community.”

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