Cannabis could be coming to the rescue of a Newfoundland fishing community that’s been without an economic centre since Hurricane Igor laid waste to the area in 2010.
Port Union’s old Ocean Choice International fish plant could soon be used to plant marijuana.
The disused building is in the final stages of a sale to local businessman Daniel Porter, who is planning to turn it into a cannabis growing facility for medicinal and recreational pot.
“This means the world to me,” Porter said.
“I love that I can come home and create work and have an impact on the community … it affects people’s lives and children’s lives, and it creates a massive employment spinoff.”
Between 70 and 100 jobs are envisioned for the plant, with a business plan to produce about 10,000 kg of cannabis each year.