Former Tomato Farm Transforms into Cannabis Grow Operation
One of the largest growers of pink tomatoes in North America is converting its greenhouses in a Montreal suburb to grow upwards of 60,000 kilograms (132,000 pounds) of cannabis each year.
The family-owned Les Serres Bertrand in Mirabel has partnered with Canada’s largest medical marijuana company to complete the transformation.
Last year, Canopy Growth invested $15 million to retrofit the farm so that it will be ready for the recreational cannabis market when the federal government legalizes it this summer.
Adam Greenblatt, a spokesperson for the company, gave the Montreal Gazette a tour of the facility as it underwent massive renovations.
“What we’re witnessing here is history,” said Greenblatt.
“This is the legal cannabis industry creating jobs, contributing to the economy. This is what it looks like.”