MONTREAL (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Great White North Growers Inc. (GWNG) a new producer of premium medical and recreationalcannabis, is pleased to announce that it has received three licenses from Health Canada for Cultivation, Processing and Medical Sales.
This is extremely timely, as Quebec currently represents only 8.6% (14 of 163 Licensed Producers) in Canada-despite Quebec having 25% of the national population ( Health Canada: Producer Status Report, March 22,2019).
Great White North Growers becomes the first aeroponic facility and only the second company to be fully licensed on the island of Montreal– Canada’s second largest city.
The founders and management team of this privately held ,Quebec-owned national company include Montreal business veterans Peter Schissler and George Goulakos, along with George Desypris, Ph.D. With over 25 years of experience, legacy grower Kris Love will lead the cultivation team.
Construction is now complete on Phase One of on the company’s cultivation facility in Ville d’ Anjou, a borough of Montreal.When Phase Two is fully built out, the 54,000 square foot facility will be able to produce 17,000 kilograms of Cannabis per year.
President Peter Schissler expects to create over 150 full-time positions.
About Great White North Growers Inc
Great White North Growers (GWNG) is a privately-held producer of premium pharmaceutical-grade medical and recreational Cannabis flowers and derivatives.
Its goal is to become an innovative and leading producer serving Quebec, the rest of Canada and emerging International markets.
GWNG’s long-term plan is to build a 142,000 square foot facility using a high efficiency, best-in-class vertical growing system, with state of the art climate control (HVAC) and lighting that will produce premium Cannabis with innovative and unique strains, colors and terpene profiles.
The company is headquartered in the borough of Ville d’Anjou in Montreal – Canada’s 2nd largest urban center and will service customers via a fluently-bilingual customer care team.
Montreal provides GWNG with an experienced and skilled labour force and the most competitive prices for water and electricity in Canada, enabling it to produce the lowest cost premium cannabis products in the country.