Cann Group has begun harvesting at a “first of its kind” medical cannabis facility in north-west Victoria.
- The first crop has been harvested from a medicinal cannabis facility built in a former fruit juice factory near Mildura
- Cann Group received approval to cultivate the crop at the $115 million facility in March
- It is still waiting for approval to manufacture the final product at the facility
A “smaller than normal” first batch has been harvested from the facility near Mildura, which was built in a former fruit juice factory.
Chief operating officer Shane Duncan said despite some challenges, he was “really happy” with a healthy first batch.
“The next step is to dry it and then test it to see what the cannabinoid levels are,” he said.
“Probably for the next few months, we’ll take smaller than normal crops … just to ensure that we’ve got all the systems dialled in correctly: the fertigation, lighting, temperature controls, humidity controls.
“But by July or August, we’ll really be in a position to start to ramp up production.”
A new crop is now expected to be harvested every two weeks.