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200 Jobs Possible For Cobourg

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Once cannibis production starts at the former Kraft plant in Cobourg, 20 jobs will be created. That will expand to about 200 jobs once the facility reaches peak production. The tabling of legislation to legalize recreational marijuana will enhance the economic benefits to Northumberland, predicted Thomas Fairfull, President and CEO of FV Pharma, a Whitby-based company.  Mr. Fairfull said renovations inside a 25,000-square-foot section of the William Street plant were undertaken in November 2013. An inspection by Health Canada is necessary before growing and harvesting can begin. The CEO says inspection of the facility is imminent. 40 new production facilities are expected to be licenced. Once production starts, Fairfull told Northumberland 89.7, it will be 180 days before the first harvest with harvests weekly after that. Fairfull said the facility was prepared for the supply of medical-grade cannibis but once legalization for recreational use takes effect, the demand will increase.

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