Canadian Manufacturing

Former Nova Scotia TV plant sold to medical marijuana producer

Vida Cannabis paid $500,000 for 315,000 sq.ft. former manufacturing facility in in Stellarton, N.S.

March 11, 2014  by Canadian Manufacturing Daily Staff

STELLARTON, N.S.—A former television manufacturing plant in Nova Scotia is getting a new lease on life as a medical marijuana production facility.

The former Clairtone Sound Corp. plant in Stellarton, N.S., about 150 kilometres northeast of Halifax, has been approved for sale to Toronto-based Vida Cannabis (Canada) Ltd. for use as a medical marijuana production plant, the company announced.

It paid $500,000 for the 315,000-sq.ft. facility, which is described as “a virtual fortress.”

The building features windowless 18-foot concrete exterior walls and has “no restrictive points” for the company to develop “a customized medical marijuana plant that optimizes the building’s entire square footage.”

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Set back nearly half-a-kilometre from the road, the 12-acre property has a single access point, which the company says is ideal for security.

Under the terms of the agreement between Vida and the Town of Stellarton, the company will be granted a 50-year irrevocable licence to produce medical marijuana at the facility.

That production is subject to Vida obtaining a commercial licence from Health Canada.

Vida says the facility will employ as many as 300 people when operational.

The Stellarton facility last operated as a distribution centre for Sears Canada Inc.