Canadian marijuana producer WeedMD is closing a facility in Bowmanville, Ontario, in order to centralize medical cannabis distribution at its site in Aylmer, Ontario.
WeedMD “has offered relocation and severance packages, where applicable, to about 20 employees,” the company said Thursday in a news release.
WeedMD spokeswoman Marianella delaBarrera wrote in an email to Marijuana Business Daily that “all our Bowmanville employees were invited to apply for open positions at our other sites – for which we offered relocation packages where applicable,”
“Unfortunately, with our London, (Ontario)-area facilities located over 250 kilometers (265 miles) west of Bowmanville, the majority opted for severance packages as they did not wish to relocate.”
The 14,850-square-foot Bowmanville facility was used for “product research, processing and fulfillment,” according to a regulatory filing.
In addition to WeedMD’s remaining Aylmer facility, “which specializes in cannabis extraction and processing,” the company operates a greenhouse and outdoor cultivation facility in Strathroy, Ontario.
The company characterized the closure as part of a plan “to maximize the utilization of its facilities, improve operational efficiencies and further align its cost structure while focusing on growth, following the successful integration of WeedMD and Starseed Holdings Inc.”