True Leaf Medicine International Ltd. announced Thursday that construction of its cannabis cultivation facility in Lumby is well underway.
As of now the facility is set to be complete right on schedule this fall.
“With construction well underway at True Leaf Campus, True Leaf is getting closer to its inspection by Health Canada and the final milestone of receiving our license to produce and sell cannabis,” said Darcy Bomford, founder and chief executive officer of True Leaf. “In conjunction with our build, we are also assembling a world-class team to help develop our medicinal cannabis products and bring a whole range of plant-based wellness products to market.”
The project is expected to employ about 150 workers during construction and create 35 full and part-time jobs.
The first phase of the project is planned to include a 9,000 square-foot building for the initial grow area, laboratory services, whole-plant extraction and production of therapeutic cannabis products, plus a 16,000 square-foot cannabis cultivation facility.
Currently, the concrete for the foundation is being poured and the steel is being shipped to the site.
The facility is being built on a 40-acre site.