Aphria (NYSE:APHA,TSX:APHA) announced Health Canada granted it a license amendment to allow production of an additional 800,000 square feet for facilities as part of its Aphria One location.
As quoted in the press release:
The completed Part IV & Part V expansions at Aphria One bring industrial-scale horticulture production technology to cannabis cultivation. While critical phases such as initial cuttings, trimming and pruning mature plants will be performed by hand, the in-house designed technology will automate key steps, including:
- Transplanting cuttings
- Transporting plants through harvesting
- De-budding & rough trimming
- Drying & curing
- Waste disposal
The 700,000 square foot Part IV Expansion and the 100,000 square foot Part V expansion represent the completion of Aphria’s five-part expansion at Aphria. Once in full rotation, Part IV and Part V will produce on an incremental annualized basis 80,000 [kilograms] bringing the total annualize production capacity at Aphria One to 110,000 [kilograms].