There’s a Delta connection to a major cannabis grow project about to get underway in Quebec.
Greenhouse owner Casey Houweling, owner of Houweling Nurseries in Ladner, is part of a consultant team behind MYM Nutraceuticals Inc. plan to build a $200-million, 1.5-million-square-foot medicinal cannabis greenhouse facility in Weedon, Que.
The tomato grower will provide his expertise and experience in the planning, design and construction of the new greenhouse facility.
The greenhouse is reportedly scheduled for completion by the fall of 2019. Adjacent to it is to be a cannabis research and testing facility, a museum and even an auditorium.
Dutch horticulturist Cornelius Houweling started the family business in 1956 with a small floral greenhouse and berry farm in Langley. Today, Houweling produces greenhouse tomatoes and cucumbers at its facilities in Delta, Camarillo, California and Mona, Utah.
Meanwhile, as far as the legalization of recreational pot, this week Prime Minister Trudeau and his government formally rejected the Senate’s key amendment to give province’s the authority to ban home cultivation.
The City of Delta is opposed to home cultivation with a recent report stating, “With cannabis being made legally available through retail outlets, there is no longer a need for home cultivation, for medical purposes or otherwise.”