- Freedom Cannabis received Cultivation and Sales license by Health Canada on April 5th 2019.
Canada’s nationwide adoption of pro-cannabis laws and regulations has served greatly for the public in terms of health, happiness and overall quality of life.
While the current “green rush/revolution” is primarily an overall positive revolution, with growth comes challenges, and one such challenge facing the cannabis industry now is being eco-friendly.
Freedom Cannabis is already on its way to become the greenest and the most eco-friendly cannabis company in the world. Although it may not be obvious, there’s a direct correlation between energy use and the environment. When consumed less power, less toxic fumes are released by power plants, which conserve the earth’s natural resources and protect ecosystems from destruction. By taking steps to reduce energy intake, Freedom will contribute to a healthier and happier world.
May 28th, 2019; Freedom Cannabis announced installation of a state-of-the-art solar array at its 126,000 square foot facility in Acheson, Alberta, located 20 kilometres west of Edmonton. The 1,830 kW solar array, supplied by ENMAX, will be Canada’s largest rooftop solar install to-date.
Cannabis grow facilities consume a great deal of power. The cannabis intel firm New Frontier Group noted that in 2017, cannabis growers in the US used enough electricity to power 1.7 million homes, amounting to about 1 per cent of the entire energy consumption of the United States. And those numbers are only expected to grow.
The solar installation in Acheson is part of Freedom Cannabis’s overall commitment to reducing its impact on the environment. The company incorporates water remediation programs in its growing process, with the intention of minimizing waste. It is also exploring BIO fuel alternatives and environmentally friendly packaging options to further reduce its carbon footprint.
“We’re aware of the ecological footprint that comes with cultivating cannabis and we want to ensure we do our part to protect the environment. This is just our first step in becoming an industry leader with a commitment to sustainable initiatives,” says Troy Dezwart, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Freedom Cannabis.
- The solar array consists of 4,574 solar modules with a maximum capacity of 1,830 kW.
- The system will offset about 1,041 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually, supplying about 5-8 per cent of the building’s annual power consumption.
- Based on current demands, the installation is expected to reduce electricity costs by approximately $200,000 – $300,000 annually.
- Installation of the array is expected to be completed by August 2019 and is part of the company’s plan to more than quadruple production by spring 2020.
Freedom Cannabis Update
Freedom is currently focused on growing its first premium crops, which are expected to go to market this fall. Additionally, Freedom is commencing with the buildout and licensing of its R & D, innovation, extract lab facilities, and finalizing plans for Phase 2 of the growing operations. Freedom is also pursuing GMP certification to become one of a limited number of Canadian licensed producers in Canada with capability to sell into select European markets.
About Freedom Cannabis
Freedom Cannabis is a private, seed to sale cannabis company Licensed by Health Canada under the Cannabis Act. Established in 2017 and based in the province of Alberta, we have assembled a team of experts and experienced professionals who are working to build one of the world’s leading cannabis companies.
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