A massive new Canadian marijuana production facility is looking to hire workers

May 2 2017, 7:37 pm

A massive licensed cannabis producer is about to open, and it’s looking to hire a new team.

Canopy Growth Corporation recently closed the acquisition of rTrees Producers Limited Inc., a late-stage applicant in Health Canada’s Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations. And according to a press release, if and when licensed, the site will operate as Tweed Grasslands and become the newest facility to join Canada’s largest network of legal, licensed cannabis producers owned and operated by Canopy Growth.

Tweed Grasslands will operate a 90,000 sq. ft. facility in Yorkton with the capacity to expand operations to over 300,000 sq. ft. as the markets for medical and recreational cannabis develop.

Although Canopy Growth Corporation is based in Ontario, the new facility is located in Saskatchewan, and will now be looking to hire several key positions in anticipation of commencing operations. The location intends to create 40-50 new permanent jobs.

“After years of hard work setting up the business we’re now excited to be focused on the task of producing medical cannabis for people all across Canada,” said Andrew MacCorquodale, Head of Operations for Western Canada, Canopy Growth and founder of Tweed Grasslands, in the release. “With support and expertise from our new colleagues at Canopy Growth we hope to be licensed and fully operational in Saskatchewan within months and that means we need to find great people to drive the vision forward.”

Tweed’s existing headquarters in Smiths Falls, ON, a small town of 9,000, has benefitted very positively with over $45 million of investment put into its flagship 40-acre campus at 1 Hershey Drive, creating over 240 jobs, according to the release. With the addition of Tweed Grasslands, the Company is eager to bring some of that economic activity to Saskatchewan.

The first wave of job postings is available online now, and for those interested, there are several positions also listed in Toronto.

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