New Automated Distribution Centre Enhances Smiths Falls Campus
SMITHS FALLS, ON, Aug. 22, 2018 /CNW/ - Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED) (NYSE: CGC) ("Canopy Growth" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has received amended licences from Health Canada that increase the size and sophistication of its national footprint.
The amended licences include a nearly doubling of growing capacity at its Smiths Falls Campus at 1 Hershey Drive, an additional 223,200 sq. ft. of cultivation space at its majority-owned Les Serres Vert Cannabis Inc. ("Vert Mirabel") greenhouse in Mirabel, Quebec, and a licence for a highly automated, state-of-the-art Distribution Centre located at its Smiths Falls campus.
Increased production capacity at the Smiths Falls and Mirabel sites will increase Canopy's ability to reach consumers in every market once recreational sales are permitted in October 2018. In Smiths Falls, the specific licensed rooms will also become part of a new Tweed Visitor Centre experience that is launching August 25, 2018. Adults over 19 years of age will be able to stroll along the catwalk Hershey left behind and look down on a new era of production activity.
The Distribution Centre will serve as Canopy Growth's hub for business to business ("B2B") and business to consumer ("B2C") distribution across Canada. The facility will play a central role in the Company's strategy for meeting the strong demand for medical cannabis as well as the anticipated demand from the soon to be legalized adult use recreational cannabis market.
"We've been focused on building an industry leading growing, value-add and distribution platform across Canada and today we took steps to make it considerably larger and more sophisticated. The new highly automated Distribution Centre is critical to operating in an efficient and cost-effective manner, while meeting the needs of our provincial partners" said Mark Zekulin, President and Co-CEO, Canopy Growth.
At over 80,000 sq. ft., the Distribution Centre in Smiths Falls was designed by distribution industry leaders and is truly the gold standard with fully automated high-speed packing and excise stamp labelling lines.
Canopy Growth's industry leading platform across Canada now includes over 2.7 million sq. ft. of existing, fully licensed capacity, along with award winning brands, a network of licenses for retail stores, and a proven track record as the country's leading medical cannabis provider with more registered patients and product sold than anyone else. While the Company still has significant required infrastructure awaiting final regulatory approval for use, today's announced amendments bring the Company one step closer to readiness for October's planned recreational cannabis market.
Here's to Future Growth (now with robots!).
About Canopy Growth Corporation
Canopy Growth is a world-leading diversified cannabis and hemp company, offering distinct brands and curated cannabis varieties in dried, oil and Softgel capsule forms. From product and process innovation to market execution, Canopy Growth is driven by a passion for leadership and a commitment to building a world-class cannabis company one product, site and country at a time.
Canopy Growth has established partnerships with leading sector names including cannabis icon Snoop Dogg, breeding legends DNA Genetics and Green House seeds, and Fortune 500 alcohol leader Constellation Brands, to name but a few. Canopy Growth operates ten licensed cannabis production sites with over 2.4 million square feet of production capacity, including over 500,000 square feet of GMP-certified production space. The Company has operations in 11 countries across five continents. The Company is proudly dedicated to educating healthcare practitioners, conducting robust clinical research, and furthering the public's understanding of cannabis, and through its partly owned subsidiary, Canopy Health Innovations, has devoted millions of dollars toward cutting edge, commercializable research and IP development. Through partly owned subsidiary Canopy Rivers Corporation, the Company is providing resources and investment to new market entrants and building a portfolio of stable investments in the sector. From our historic public listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange to our continued international expansion, pride in advancing shareholder value through leadership is engrained in all we do at Canopy Growth. For more information visit www.canopygrowth.com
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