Canada's newest medical marijuana producer blossoms in Brant County

A former chicken processing plant in Paris has a new lease on life.

After a $10-million renovation, the facility is now home to Kindcann – Canada’s newest licensed producer of medical marijuana.

Unlike illegal grow-ops, it wasn’t a matter of finding some quiet space and planting some crops.

Health Canada requires growers to meet strict regulations for security.

As a result, the Kindcann plant has a controlled-access security system, perimeter fencing, and nearly 40 surveillance cameras.

CEO Maxim Zavet says he understand why the government mandates such strict security measures.

“They want to make sure that the product’s not being diverted from the facilities and ending up on the street,” he said.

Further to that end, the plant includes a 200-square-foot vault made of steel and concrete, which is where the finished product will be stored.

Security isn’t the only thing Zavet and his team have to keep...

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