20 Oct VIDEO: First Nations, cannabis growers join forces
The Chronicle Harold’s article and video featuring AtlantiCann and First Nations. An excerpt from the article and a video link below.
Nova Scotia’s First Nations chiefs have partnered with a cannabis cultivation company and a medical marijuana firm in a commercial grow-op operation in Lower Sackville.
“We’re looking to obtain 51 per cent of this facility to be a majority owner,” Chief Mike Sack, who handles the cannabis portfolio for the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs, told reporters after a media tour of the 48,000-square-foot cannabis cultivation and extraction facility on Estates Road.
Sack said the financial details of the assembly’s memorandum of agreement with the Toronto cannabis cultivation company GrowForce and the Halifax medicinal cannabis firm AtlantiCann Medical Inc. haven’t been determined.
Sack said the partnership would see 30 people employed at marijuana growing operations in every First Nations community in the province.
GrowForce plans to hire at least 24 people at the Lower Sackville factory after it obtains a sales licence, which is expected in early 2019. A 20,000-square-foot addition is being built next to the existing building.
The expected revenues in the first phase of operations is $20 million and $30 million in phase 2.”