November 10, 2017 6:31 pm
Updated: November 13, 2017 11:02 am

Nova Scotia gets its first licensed marijuana producer: Breathing Green Solutions

Nova Scotia has its first in-province licensed producer of cannabis.

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Nova Scotia has its first licensed producer of cannabis in the province — the Wentworth, N.S. based Breathing Green Solutions.

Health Canada issued the license on Friday along with three other producers across the country.

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Saskatchewan’s Agro-Greens Natural Products Ltd., Agrima Botanicals Corp. in British Columbia and Ontario’s Bloomera Inc. were the three new producers issued licenses.

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“After four years of hard work building the facility, we are excited to have approval to grow our first crop,” said Bill Sanford, Chairman of Breathing Green Solutions, in a press release.

The company’s 35,000 sq. ft. manufacturing plant includes a proprietary growing and nutritional system.

Breathing Green is planning to have its product available to the medicinal marijuana market by mid-2018.

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They also plan to open its sales to a recreational market once cannabis becomes legalized.

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