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Health Canada approves Ontario cannabis facility expansion project

Hamilton-based company enters new phase as a leader in producing hydroponically grown, small-batch cannabis in the craft cannabis segment

August 2, 2019  by CMO Staff

PHOTO: One of five additional flower rooms at Radicle Medical Marijuana Inc.’s indoor facility/Radicle Cannabis

HAMILTON, Ont. – Radicle Medical Marijuana Inc. has received approval from Health Canada to proceed with the second phase of its production facility expansion project.

The expansion will effectively double capacity to 6,000 kilograms per year, a supply that’s intended for both the medical and recreational market.

Health Canada’s approval allows the Hamilton, Ont., producer of hydroponically grown, small-batch cannabis to increase its space to 40,000 sq. ft of indoor hydroponic cultivation, noted the company.

“With this significant increase in production capacity, we will be able to better meet the needs of our industry partners as well as consumers,” says Ziad Reda, CEO, Radicle Medical Marijuana Inc. “Since our launch in 2018, we’ve gone from a small team to more than 60.”

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As part of Phase 2, the company is expected to hire additional employees.

Radicle received its grower’s license in January 2018 and is one of 26 original licensed producers that have entered into supply agreements with the Ontario Cannabis Store.