Article by David Brown, Lift
Canada’s Island Garden announced today that they will begin harvesting their first crops this week. The product is expected for sale in the next few months.
The PEI producer was licensed for production in June of this year. Once licenced to produce cannabis, a producer must grow out, process and pass testing for their crops before being awarded a license to sell. The time span from license to produce to license to sell can normally take about 6-8 months.
Edwin Jewel, the president of Canada’s Island Gardens, says he hopes to sell for about $7.50 a gram, and has already been approached by other producers about buying his product wholesale.
In an interview with Lift earlier this year, Jewel said he hopes to begin selling by December of this year.
Jewell, along with his wife Dawn, has owned and run Jewell’s Country Market, a garden centre and farmer’s market operating in PEI since 2000. Jewell has been making his way through the MMPR application process since 2013, breaking ground on the facility in the Spring of 2015 and finishing in December.