Kincardine, Ontario medical marijuana facility Advanced Medical Marihuana Canada (AMMCan) is still waiting for the facility’s license to operate from Health Canada to be approved, resulting in layoffs, according to Director of Operations John Fowler.
Fowler said even with approval still pending, AMMCan should be ready to begin production by the end of 2015.
AMMCan’s position is similar to another Ontario grower – Canadian Bioceutical Corporation in Owen Sound, which was forced to scale down operations due to the speed of Health Canada bureaucracy.
Canadian Bioceutical Corporation President Scott Boyes told Cannabis in Canada the government “has created such market confusion that it is challenging for any company, fully compliant with the very stringent MMPR requirements, to secure market share and provide any reasonable return to investors.”
The 342,000-square-foot AMMCan facility, located in the former greenhouses at the Bruce Energy Centre, currently has 40,000-square-feet prepared for production.
When fully operational, AMMCan will deal with production, processing, drying, curing, packaging and delivery by courier to patients.
Fowler predicts that once everything is up and running, the company will produce over 100 pounds of cannabis per day, generate millions of dollars and employ over 100, mostly local, people.