Cannabis producer to make huge quantities of edibles

It plans to produce over 250,000 pieces of precisely dosed cannabis edibles per eight-hour shift.

That’s what a company that has a partnership with a large-scale greenhouse in East Ladner is saying about a subsidiary that is waiting for federal approval to begin producing edible products at a newly built 51,000-suare-foot facility in Winnipeg.

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AgraFlora Organics International Inc. has a partnership with the huge Houweling Nurseries complex on 64th Street, a 2.2-million-square-foot facility called the Delta Greenhouse Complex.

The recently announced the Delta venture, called Propagation Services Canada, has received a license from Health Canada to cultivate cannabis.

This week AgraFlora announced subsidiary Edibles and Infusions Corp. submitted its site evidence package to Health Canada for a standard processing license for the edibles facility, which will be able to run 24/7, if required, and is anticipated to require only 30 staff at full operation due to the high level of planned automation.

The edibles facility is designed to be flexible as far as future product lines including chocolates and drinks, and scalable up to one million pieces of edibles per eight-hour shift with additional manufacturing lines.

The company says the facility employs state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment to produce pharmaceutical-grade quality cannabis edibles with a precise level of consistency for improved dosing accuracy, consistent consumer experiences and increased consumer safety.   

Edibles and Infusions has also obtained a research and development license from Health Canada for edibles formulation testing and expects to commence fully-licensed manufacturing operations this year.

Edibles became legal in Canada late last year.

Health Canada has noted the latency period after consuming edibles can range from half an hour to four hours before a product fully takes effect.






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