Climate and Environment
This area couldn’t be more perfectly suited for the cannabis industry – the dry climate, well-drained soils, copious sunlight hours, and direct access to an abundant volume of water for irrigation and processing make the Brooks Newell Region an easy choice.
The City of Brooks recently announced that the Natural Health Alliance (NHA) will be constructing and operating a medical cannabis production and processing facility in Brooks' South Industrial Park. Phase one of construction will be a 30,000 square foot facility and will cost between 6 and 8 million dollars.
RMMI, an Alberta based company that focuses on the production, cultivation and sale of medical marijuana in various forms, has also located production and operations in the County of Newell.
Health Canada also recently approved the harvest of industrial hemp flower, leaf, and bud material in addition to seed and fiber. This decision to allow whole-plant harvesting strengthens Canada’s position as a leader in the fast-growing cannabinoid space. With the construction of NHA and RMMI, CBD companies will have ready access to feedstock, whether they choose to extract CBD from hemp, cannabis, or both plants.