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Medical pot producer awards $8.5M contract to convert N.S. plant

Vida Cannabis awarded contract to convert former television production plant in Stellarton, N.S.

May 7, 2014  Dan Ilika

STELLARTON, N.S.—A Toronto-based firm has awarded an $8.5-million design-build contract to retrofit a former television production plant in Nova Scotia into a medical marijuana production facility.

Vida Cannabis (Canada) Ltd., which announced in March it purchased the former Clairtone Sound Corp. plant in Stellarton, N.S., said it awarded the two-part contract to J.W. Lindsay Enterprises Ltd. to convert the 315,000-sq.ft. plant into a legal grow operation.

The first phase of the contract, valued at $3.5 million, will see a new facade, roof and entrance put on the building, and the interior of the facility completed redone.

interior construction will include building offices, a common area for employees, a utility area, growing and process areas, secured storage and shipping and receiving areas.


The $5-million second phase of the contract will see hydroponic equipment installed.

Vida bought the plant from the local municipality for $500,000 and will be granted a 50-year irrevocable licence to produce medical marijuana at the facility.

It’s not clear whether the company has received a commercial licence from Health Canada to produce medical marijuana.

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