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Medicinal marijuana company acquires 11 acres in Kentville Business Park

Robinson’s Cannibis Inc. is in the process clearing some newly acquired land at 61 Rockwell Drive in the Kentville Business Park.
Robinson’s Cannibis Inc. is in the process clearing some newly acquired land at 61 Rockwell Drive in the Kentville Business Park.

KENTVILLE - A company in the process of obtaining federal approval to grow medicinal marijuana has purchased 11.4 acres of land in the Kentville Business Park.

The Town of Kentville announced that Robinson’s Cannibis Inc., founded by Andrew Robinson in 2014, is now in the process of clearing a site at 61 Rockwell Drive.

“The projected development is substantial, and Robinson’s tells us their building materials will all be locally sourced, which we really like to hear,” said Kentville Mayor Sandra Snow in a media release issued Sept. 27.

Robinson first expressed interest in finding a site within the Town of Kentville more than a year ago. Projections estimate the first phase of the project will lead to the creation of more than 30 jobs.

Lindsay Young, community economic development co-ordinator for the Town of Kentville, said the town is thrilled Robinson’s chose Kentville after considering a number of sites within the Annapolis Valley.

“It’s the first major development to occur in the park since the town acquired the land in 2014,” said Young in a brief phone interview Oct. 4.

“It’s just a really exciting development for the park - and for Kentville.”

The town is still seeking buyers for a number of lots in the business park.

“We’re hoping the activity from the Robinson’s project will spur more interest in the Business Park Lands,” said Kentville CAO Mark Phillips in the town’s Sept. 27 release.

The website for Robinson’s Cannibis Inc. states that the company is in the midst of completing the application process necessary to become a licensed producer under Health Canada’s guidelines.

“Our mission is to be the premier medical marijuana provider to the emerging medicinal marijuana industry in Canada.”

Robinson, a graduate of Dalhousie’s Bachelor of Science (Agriculture) program hailing from Kings County, is the president and master grower for Robinson’s Cannibis .

 

Robinson’s Cannibis Inc. is in the process clearing some newly acquired land at 61 Rockwell Drive in the Kentville Business Park.

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