Leamington Chamber Of Commerce Excited Over Aphria's Expansion

The Leamington District Chamber of Commerce is excited over news of Aphria's expansion.

As AM800 News told you earlier this week,  Aphria has secured a deal to purchase a newly built greenhouse by Double Diamond Farms in order to provide an additional 120,000 kgs of cannabis production.

Chamber General Manager Wendy Parsons says it means jobs and puts Leamington on the map when it comes to the marijuana industry, an industry that is growing in Canada.

"We are going to get a lot of jobs out of this and it has put Leamington on the map for that new industry being the biggest medical marijuana greenhouse in the world."

Parsons adds it helps to diversify the local economy.

"I don't know if we will be the pot capital of the world, but traditionally we have been vegetables and flowers and it is pretty wonderful to have a new greenhouse industry in our area."

Company CEO Vic Neufeld believes with the expansion, Aphria will be the biggest greenhouse cannabis operation in the world.

The expansion will speed up Aphria's capacity to grow cannabis by over a year. 

--With files from AM800's Ricardo Veneza