You’re high-ered! Australia’s largest cannabis factory is set to open – and there are hundreds of jobs up for grabs
- Approval was given for Australia’s largest medical cannabis manufacturing plant
- Australian medical cannabis producers LeafCann recently secured the approval
- A $50 million dollar manufacturing plant will be built in South Australia
- Plant will create between 200 and 800 jobs for the area
Australia’s largest cannabis manufacturing plant has been approved and is expected to create hundreds of new jobs.
Medicinal cannabis producers, LeafCann, has had its cannabis research and medical cannabis licence approved for three years.
It means the organisation can begin work on a $50 million start-up cultivation and processing centre.
The centre will also be the first in the world to produce oil from plant genes to patient.
Australia’s largest cannabis manufacturing plant has been approved and it will also be the world’s first manufacturing plant which will produce oil from plant genes to patient (stock image)
The new centre will be double the size of the existing research facility in Adelaide, The Advertiser reported.
Construction is expected to start next year and will create between 200 and 800 jobs.
LeafCann co-founder and CEO Elisabetta Faenza told the publication the location of the site will remain confidential for ‘security’ and ‘commercial reasons’.
LeafCann co-founder and CEO Elisabetta Faenza (pictured)
‘It is the largest manufacturing crop of any Australian licence for medicinal cannabis – so it’s a substantial manufacturing facility that has the capacity to produce many tonnes of extracted oil,’ Ms Faenza said.
‘At full capacity the medicinal cannabis produced by LeafCann in South Australia will help treat 160,000 patients a year.’
‘We will be the first in the world to do this throughout the entire supply chain and SA is the headquarters of it all.’
The medical cannabis industry is expected to be worth $1billion within Australia alone by 2025.