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U.S. firm breaks ground on medical marijuana plant in Ontario

Creative Edge Nutrition Inc. subsidiary CEN Biotech, Inc. to build 58,000 sq. ft. plant near Windsor, Ont.



MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich.—An American nutritional supplement company has broken ground on a massive medical marijuana facility in southwestern Ontario.

According to Creative Edge Nutrition Inc. (CEN), construction is underway on a 56,000 sq. ft. plant in Lakeshore, Ont., near Windsor, on a plant to be operated by its subsidiary, CEN Biotech, Inc.

“As our vision becomes a reality, we believe we are pioneers in the medicinal marijuana industry,” CEO Bill Chaaban said in a statement released by the company.

“Since our land is zoned agricultural for the production and sale of medicinal marijuana, zoning is not required.”

According to the company, the building will be attached to its existing 26,400 sq. ft. facility in Lakeshore, giving it a total footprint of 84,400 sq. ft. once complete.

CEN said it has received municipal approval for the operation.

No completion date was provided.

According to the Windsor Star, CEN is the third firm to apply to grow medicinal marijuana in Essex County.

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