CALGARY, Alberta, Oct. 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sunniva Inc. ("Sunniva" or "the Company"), a North American provider of medical cannabis products and services, is bringing advanced greenhouse technology to Cathedral City, California, following unanimous approval of the project by the city’s Planning Commission. The Sunniva Campus, a Good Manufacturing Practice designed facility, received a Conditional Use Permit clearing the path for what is expected to be a 489,000 square-foot medical cannabis cultivation and production facility to be constructed in two phases over the next three years. Plans are underway for the ground-breaking for Phase I of the facility which will take place before the end of the year.
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“Sunniva Campus represents a substantial step forward for the cultivation, production, and distribution of cannabis products to meet the needs of patients in California,” said Dr. Anthony Holler, CEO, Sunniva. “This purpose-built production facility will make the most of advanced greenhouse technology and ensure that patients across the state have access to trusted, consistent products free from the pesticides that are unfortunately all too common within the industry today.”
Working with Dutch engineers with decades-long experience in clean food production using agricultural greenhouse technologies, Phase I is designed to be a 325,000 square-foot facility that is anticipated to produce 80,000 kg (177,000 lbs.) per year of dry cannabis at capacity and approximately 50 per cent of initial production will be converted into oils and extracts. Phase II is anticipated to add 164,000 square-feet of production to the Campus, delivering an additional 45,000 kg (100,000 lbs.) of medical cannabis per year at capacity.
“We are excited to be chosen as the location for this world-class cannabis center that utilizes the latest sustainable technology for cultivation,” said Stan Henry, Mayor of Cathedral City. “The Sunniva Campus will have a tremendous, positive impact on our economic development through job creation and tax revenue for our public safety, roads and bridges, and community parks.”
About Sunniva Inc.
Headquartered in Western Canada, Sunniva Inc. (formerly Sunniva Holdings Corp.) is a vertically integrated medical cannabis company committed to improving the quality of human life through its planned delivery of low cost, high-quality medical cannabis and better access to physician-led therapies and delivery methods. Sunniva brings legitimacy to the nascent medical cannabis market through state-of-the-art technology, strict regulatory compliance, safety and education. Sunniva operates in Canada and California and plans to cultivate, produce and distribute a broad range of solutions focused on patients’ needs. Sunniva operates through its wholly owned subsidiaries - CP Logistics, Sunniva Medical, Natural Health Services and Full-Scale Distributors. For more information please visit: www.sunniva.com.
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Dr. Anthony Holler
Co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer