Fate of “Marijuana Mine” in Limbo

An abandoned mine in northern Canada may lose its role as the country’s only government-sanctioned marijuana farm.

Production at the mine — deep under the tundra at Flin Flon, Manitoba — had to be moved because the facility was not big enough and a deal to expand it had not been worked out, operator Prairie Plant System said on Wednesday.

The mine had been producing legal marijuana for nearly a decade since Canada began allowing patients legal access to marijuana for medical reasons such as controlling pain.

The switch to another location prompted media reports that the operation had gone up in smoke, but Prairie Plants Chief Executive Brent Zetti said that was premature.

Zetti still hopes to strike a deal with mine owner HudBay Minerals Inc – Article from Reuters on July 23, 2009.