SURREY, BC, March 11, 2014 /CNW/ - International Herbs Medical Marijuana Ltd. (IHMML), branded under the name Zenabis, is pleased to announce that it will locate its world-class medical marijuana facility in Atholville, New Brunswick. The site selection comes after an exhaustive months-long process.
"We didn't take the site selection process lightly", said Kevin Coft, CEO of IHMML. "We met with hundreds of people over several months to find that optimal community with whom we could partner in our venture. Hands down, we found that in northern New Brunswick".
In the 400,000 square foot former Atlantic Yarns building, IHMML will build a world-class facility that will produce pharmaceutical-grade medical marijuana under Health Canada's new Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR). IHMML will conduct research and development, cultivate, dry, package and dispense medical marihuana for registered Canadian patients, as well as provide patient support services to its customers.
The building will be retrofitted to meet the highest level of protection required for the site, for approval by Health Canada. Health Canada's new program allows companies such as IHMML to provide Canadians with medical marijuana, produced with the highest standards in the most secure setting.
IHMML's business plan will make it one of the largest medical marijuana facilities in North America, creating over 1,000 new, full time jobs throughout four phases, in northern New Brunswick.
"After working closely with officials at all three levels of government, along with educational, industry and community partners, we are fully confident that together, Restigouche County will become a continental leader in this important emerging market ", added Coft. IHMML took possession of the building on March 10th, 2014.
About International Herbs Medical Marijuana Ltd. (IHMML): IHMML is committed to providing Canadian patients with access to a regulated and trusted supply of pharmaceutical-grade cannabis and cannabis products in accordance with the national Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR). We aim to aid in the relief of the chronic disabilities and terminal illnesses with which are patients are challenged, while holding ourselves to a higher level of safety and reliability in both our products and pharmaceutical standards. www.zenabis.com.
SOURCE: International Herbs Medical Marijuana Ltd. (IHMML)
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