Article by David Shield, CBC News
Some new life is being breathed into a massive potato facility once owned by the Saskatchewan government.
In the 1990s, the provincial government spent millions of dollars trying to develop the provincial potato industry before abandoning the plan completely.
Now, Vancouver-based United Greeneries plans to open a marijuana facility in a massive 60,000 square foot facility once owned by Spudco in Lucky Lake, roughly 130 kilometres southwest of Saskatoon.
“It’s an ideal facility for marijuana growing,” said company spokesperson Colin Creely. “I think there was about $4 million of concrete put into the facility alone.”
The company is in the process of receiving final regulatory approval from the federal government and could receive it by the fall. United Greeneries already has multiple sites producing in British Columbia.
“Preference is given to those who were already existing license holders,” said Creely. “We’ve already proven that we can do it.”