Emerald Health Therapeutics says JV achieves full annualized production run-rate
Emerald Health Therapeutics' 50%-owned joint venture for large-scale, low-cost, high-quality cannabis production, Pure Sunfarms, has achieved its full production run-rate of 75,000 kilograms of dried cannabis at its 1.1 million square foot Delta 3 greenhouse in Delta, British Columbia. Pure Sunfarms has been profitable in its initial two quarters, with its gross margins benefiting from the start of its packaged product sales to the Ontario Cannabis Store and other retailers following the anticipated near-term approval by Health Canada for Pure Sunfarms to sell directly to provincial/territorial and private retailers. Pure Sunfarms is also progressing on in-house extraction capabilities, which it expects to be operational this year. Pure Sunfarms has commenced conversion of its second 1.1 million square foot greenhouse operation, Delta 2, for cannabis production, which will double Pure Sunfarms' annual output at full production to 150,000 kilograms.Pure Sunfarms expects to complete its first harvest at the Delta 2 facility by mid-2020, ramp to an annualize full production run-rate by the fourth quarter of 2020, and operate at full production of 75,000 throughout 2021.