Edmonton Set to Become the Center for Marijuana in Canada
Aurora Cannabis is a massive producer of Medical Marijuana in Canada (as a matter of fact they are the world’s largest legal marijuana production facility) and they are currently building a gigantic production and processing facility right next to the Edmonton International Airport!
The company has invested in excess of $100 million dollars into a 75,000-square-metre project which is expected to be completed prior or right in time for legalization by July 2018.
Cam Battley who is the vice-president of Aurora Cannabis was quoted as saying “I think we have the beginnings of what could turn into cluster, a centre of excellence with respect to cannabis”. He continued with, “our presence at the airport is going to draw other companies that want to partner with us and our partners. The creation of Aurora Sky, this enormous facility, is going to be a major magnet for additional investment that we haven’t even anticipated yet.”
Marijuana as an industry is BOOMING and it is only set to make unprecedented leaps forwards as legalization looms near. Many are using marijuana for their various needs and ailments. Irene Donohue who is a patient advocate and educator (she is the owner of Cannabis Concierge Services) says “medical cannabis patients, they’re your mothers, they’re your parents, they could be your neighbours or the kid down the street.”
Anemone Ruder who is an Edmonton resident said she is most concerned with the quality control. “It needs to be controlled so that you get a decent product,” Ruder said Sunday. “Just like when you go out and buy booze, you get beer that doesn’t kill you.” Many marijuana dispensaries have no form of quality control and simply buy low and sell high to increase their profit margins. Sites such as BUYWEEDONLINE.CA and Saveonweed.ca ensure there is some sort of quality control with hired staffs working hard to only let patients or customers access high-grade or high quality weed strains.