Another cannabis giant planting roots in Leamington

According to; In anticipation of soon getting its final Health Canada approval to begin production, the company, affiliated with Canopy Growth, the nation’s largest pot company, is hosting a jobs fair next month to hire as many as 100 employees.

“What we are doing in cannabis is an absolute game-changer,” said PharmHouse human resources manager Lisa Carr.

General manager Tony Abbas, currently overseeing construction of a facility expected to have 1.3 million square feet (30 acres or 12 hectares) of greenhouse area under glass by the end of the year, said the company could employ 180 people in Leamington by the end of 2019.

The company’s entire operation, from production, harvesting and processing to extracting and packaging, will be located here, including research on extracts and edibles once Health Canada, as expected, legalizes such products by the fall. PharmHouse’s focus will be on the medical cannabis market, and Abbas said the company already has guaranteed national and international sales agreements for half its planned output.

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