Medical marijuana grow facility sets up shop in Paris

Toronto-based Kindcann moves into former chicken plant.

A motorized security gate, barbed wire fence and abundance of security cameras are obvious signs a new business in north Paris is out of the ordinary.

Inside, light in one room from 50 high-pressure sodium fixtures is so bright it hurts the naked eye.

Welcome to a medical marijuana growing facility setting up shop in a former chicken processing plant in the community.

It’s been an understated arrival for Toronto-based Kindcann.

“I like the fact that everything is flying under the radar and that things are quiet,” said CEO and co-founder Maxim Zavet.

Kindcann originally looked to partner with a First Nations community near Fort Frances, Ont., but the plan fell through.

The vacant, 2.8-acre industrial site in Paris fit the requirement.

“Given my background in real estate law I knew that we had to get a facility where zoning wouldn’t be

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