QUEENSLAND’S rapidly expanding medicinal cannabis industry is showing no signs of slowing with the first shipment of seeds arriving at a new top-secret facility.
Cannatrek Limited has been awarded a permit from the Office of Drug Control to start growing medicinal cannabis at its southern Queensland greenhouse.
Up to 5 tonne of medicinal cannabis will be grown inside the 3200sqm climate-controlled house, which will support 10 full-time jobs plus seasonal workers.
Last month Medifarm opened Queensland’s first medicinal cannabis facility at a top-secret location in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.
Cannatrek Research and Compliance director Emily Rigby said the rapid expansion of the cannabis industry came as health professionals slowly recognised its benefits.
“The cannabis plant is unique in the plant kingdom with more than 100 different active compounds, and each one or a combination of, can affect a different medical issue,” she said.
Ms Rigby said Cannatrek would use its new Queensland facility to produce