Canopy Growth, a leading Canadian cannabis company that received significant investment from Constellation brands, has begun production of cannabis-infused beverages.
This comes after the company received an operating and secure storage license from Health Canada for its 150,000-sq.-ft. beverage facility located at company headquarters in Smiths Falls, ON.
The new facility is operational and will begin producing cannabis-infused beverages today.
Eleven beverages, all based on the company’s Distilled Cannabis process, will be produced in the Smiths Falls facility during the first wave of production, with more added throughout the year. This license allows the company to begin shipping beverage inventory to the provinces within weeks.
“Cannabis beverages have the potential to introduce an entirely different demographic to the cannabis category by presenting them with a familiar product format and an onset time akin to beverage alcohol,” says Mark Zekulin, CEO of Canopy Growth.
Timing of specific product availability will vary by province.
The beverage facility adds to the cannabis production facilities in Smiths Falls, including a regional distribution center with automated excise stamp lines, an automated manufacturing facility, a bean-to-bar chocolate factory, and a visitors center.
Earlier this year, Canopy Growth announced plans for operations in New York.