A ground-breaking ceremony for a 50,000-square foot building will take place in Kelowna on Thursday afternoon.
Yet this is no normal ceremony: It involves Miracle-Gro and cannabis.
This week, the Flowr Corporation and Hawthorne Canada, a subsidiary of Scotts Miracle-Gro, announced that they will hold a ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of a cannabis research and development facility. The building will be adjacent to Flowr’s 85,000 square-foot cultivation facility on McCarthy Road.
A close-up of a cannabis plant. Flowr Corporation
A close-up of a cannabis plant.
The two facilities are expected to create upwards of 200 jobs in Kelowna.
Several dignitaries are expected to attend, including MP Stephen Fuhr, MLAs Norm Letnick and Steve Thomson, Kelowna mayor Colin Basran plus Flowr Corporation and Hawthorne and Miracle-Gro executives.