Article by Julia Wright, CBC News
Canada’s Chocolate Town starts manufacturing legal weed? Sounds like the pilot for a sitcom — or a match made in marketing heaven.
Tidal Health Solutions, a medical marijuana company based in St. Stephen, tells CBC News that in addition to current openings for an assistant grower and lab technician, the company also plans to hire “between 30 and 40 workers” in the coming months, according to partner and spokesperson Kent Hovey-Smith.
The company, owned by five New Brunswick investors with backgrounds in rehabilitation medicine and horticulture, was founded three years ago. It aims to become a full seed-to-sale hydroponics production facility for medical cannabis, growing the plant hydroponically and shipping it to medical consumers.
The two new positions are the first of many, according to Hovey-Smith.
“We’re currently working through the construction details, and expect within six months that the construction phase will be done,” he said.
Tidal Health’s news comes on the heels of mass layoffs at Superior Tanks in the town earlier this week. The steel tank manufacturing company was bought out by a Quebec-based company and plans to end its St. Stephen operations, according to St. Stephen mayor Allan MacEachern.
At least 33 workers have been left scrambling to find jobs.