World’s Largest (Legal) Cannabis Grow Coming to Canada

April 5, 2017 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ News

Out on the Canadian plains near Edmonton International Airport, there’s a construction site about the size of 16 football fields. Sometime after October — if all goes according to plan — it will be the largest marijuana grow facility on the planet.

But how big is big? For Aurora Sky — the soon to be flagship facility for Aurora, which is one of the companies licensed by Health Canada to produce and sell medical-marijuana, “big” is massive: an 800,000 square feet of “hybrid greenhouse” grow space spread over a 30-acre footprint, enough square-footage to grow 100,000 kilograms of cannabis a year.

(For those of us south of the (northern) border, that’s 220,500 pounds — more than 100 tons.)

Such incredible supply won’t be much good without stupendous demand: Canada has only 130,000 medical-marijuana patients, but that’s up from 30,000 since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party took power — and promised to legalize recreational marijuana for all adults in the country.

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