11-acre outdoor cannabis farm coming to Delta

May 11 2020, 10:59 am

After receiving approval from Health Canada, a new 11-acre outdoor cannabis farm will be coming to BC’s Delta, in what appears to be the region’s first legal outdoor grow.

Rubicon Organics Inc. has announced that it has received its medical sales licence, allowing direct-to-patient sales, as well as approval from Health Canada for changes to its existing site in Delta, run by its subsidiary Vintages Organic Cannabis Company. These amendments include the expansion of its licensed area into an 11-acre outdoor grow site on its 20-acre property.

“I am excited to have a new dimension to our organic certified, licensed Delta Facility and to be able to grow our extensive genetic library outdoors,” Jesse McConnell, CEO of Rubicon Organics, said in a release. “Our expanded production capacity with our newly licensed outdoor grow is the next milestone that will allow Rubicon Organics to offer a broader portfolio of cannabis products.”

The company said it intends to start outdoor production this year.

In addition to the outdoor grow area and medical sales licensing, Health Canada has also approved a 5,000-sq-ft expansion to the Delta Facility’s processing area.

Rubicon Organics Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary Vintages Organic Cannabis Company Inc., holds a licence to cultivate and process organic-certified, super-premium cannabis at its flagship 125,000-sq-ft, state-of-the-art hybrid greenhouse located on a 20-acre property in Delta, BC.

The company is focused on achieving industry-leading profitability through the development of the brand identity Simply BareTM Organic, which combines the sale of high-margin, super-premium organic products with low-cost sustainable production. The company is currently ramping up to production capacity of 11,000 kg per year of organic certified and environmentally sustainable cannabis.