Canadian CANNAINVESTOR Magazine October 2017 - Page 175



doctor or consumer in the recreational market could feel more comfortable knowing the exact formulation of the compounds they are about to prescribe or consume.

CCIM: I see you are constructing a new 70,000 square foot facility and, in time, your existing 14,500 square foot facility will be used a “processing centre”. What do you anticipate as your annual yield and does Beleave intend on also entering the recreational supply chain OR will Beleave remain on the Medical side (ACMPR)?

BE: The current state-of-the-art facility will act as a support building for the larger greenhouse. It will be where we conduct our breeding programs, house our proprietary genetics, conduct our drying and curing activities and package and ship or products. We are projecting roughly 8,000kg supply a year from the addition. Furthermore, we sit on a 14 acre property where we have additional space. Currently we are conducting a work-flow study on 4 acres adjacent to the proposed expansion. Of course we are planning to participate in the recreational market. We are working with our partners at Cannabis Wheaton to determine the best way to expand.

CCIM: When Niagara College announced its new graduate certificate program in “Commercial Cannabis Production”, Beleave was quick to welcome and applaud the news due to the “tremendous demand for knowledgeable, skilled workers in this highly technical industry”. Will Beleave be partnering with Niagara College?

BE: Beleave currently works with Niagara College educating and recruiting new students. This industry is here to stay and it is imperative that we help pass our knowledge base on to the newer generations of eager students. They will be our future.