A Canadian company is awaiting approval to bring medical marijuana production to Smiths Falls, Ont.
Smiths Falls Mayor Dennis Staples said he found out Wednesday the former Hershey’s plant, which has been vacant since 2008, is in the process of being sold from Icon International to Tweed Inc.
The company that bills itself as being “established to supply the growing demand for high-quality prescription marijuana” has to get Health Canada’s approval to start producing medical marijuana.
Staples said the plant would be welcomed because it would bring 20 full-time jobs if and when it launches, eventually growing to over 100 full-time positions.
“It’s going to happen somewhere in Canada, our community of Smiths Falls — population 9,000 — have lost 1,700 jobs in the last five or six years,” he said.
“Our doors are open to try and attract new investment and more fundamentally, recreate and re-establish some of the jobs that have been lost here.”
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