Cannabis producer Sundial Growers Inc., announced Friday that is has received licence amendments from Health Canada for an additional 140,000 square feet of cannabis cultivation at its flagship facility in Olds, Alberta.
In news release the company said each of the 40 newly-licenced Solaria Modules have been purpose-built for the cultivation of high-quality, small-batch cannabis using an individual “room” approach.
“Today is another big day for Sundial on our road to becoming one of the largest and most trusted cannabis companies in Canada,” said Sundial CEO, Torsten Kuenzlen, in a statement. “This milestone is evidence that we are scaling operations quickly which will allow us to not only continue to supply the Alberta market but to expand into other regions across Canada.”
Once the facility is fully completed this year, it will total about 500,000 square feet and employ more than 500 people. The company said the Olds site continues to accelerate its construction plan with the facility targeting full operational capacity by the end of summer.
Sundial operates two facilities in Alberta, including its flagship, purpose-built modular cannabis production facility in Olds and a second production facility in Rocky View, with plans to build a third facility in British Columbia.
– Mario Toneguzzi for Calgary’s Business