Sneak peek inside Alberta’s first medical marijuana production centre

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CALGARY –Aurora Marijuana’s cannabis production facility, the province’s first production centre for medical marijuana, will start growing plants in about a week.

“We’ve just received our licence from Health Canada and we’re presently obtaining our starting materials, so within seven days we’ll be starting to grow cannabis,” explained Aurora Marijuana CEO Terry Booth during a tour of the facility, which is located on rural land near the Village of Cremona.

The facility is capable of producing up to 5,400 kilograms of medical marijuana each year and will grow 20 different strains.

“It’s interesting to see the marriage of sciences,” said Chris Mayerson, master cultivator for the facility.  “We’re working with the PhD plant botanists, molecular biologists and at the same time we’re dealing with patients that have had a chance to really work with the plant, work with patients and find out what strains work best for different medical ailments.”...

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