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Cannabis production facility near Burns Lake set to open in 2020

NATIONS continues to move closer to its ultimate goal of cultivating and marketing cannabis in B.C.’s northern interior.

NATIONS is an Indigenous-controlled cannabis production company based in Burns Lake, committed to growing the prosperity of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Peoples across the region while providing safe, supportive access to high-quality medical cannabis as well as recreational cannabis.

“This is an exciting time for NATIONS as we are progressing on a number of fronts,” said co-founder and executive chair, Wesley Sam, in a news releae. “With respect to federal licensing approval, we are a late-stage applicant and a high-level review of our application has been completed.  That’s a positive sign, indicating the application is moving through the process as planned.”

NATIONS recently received a building permit from the Village of Burns Lake and is now in the midst of construction and a retrofit of the Burns Lake Specialty Wood building which has sat vacant for years.

“What differentiates NATIONS from others in the marketplace is that our vision and development has been guided through an Indigenous lens,” said Sam. “That means doing more than simply growing cannabis. We want to provide family-supporting jobs, develop health and education partnerships, and ensure there are positive social and economic impacts for local communities and Indigenous populations.”

Once fully operational, NATIONS has committed to returning five per cent of earnings to local First Nations to support education, employment business and health initiatives.

The goal of NATIONS is to be fully approved, operational, growing and marketing its products as early in 2020 as possible.

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