One of the leading cannabis operators in Florida, Liberty Health Sciences (CNQ: LHS), is expanding its operations with a state-of-the-art cannabis cultivation and processing facility. The providers of high-quality cannabis recently gave an update on the process of getting ready this 300,000 square feet expansion planned for the end of 2021. The 387-acre is located in Gainesville and, after this multi-phase expansion plan is completed Liberty’s cultivation and processing space will be 490,000 square feet.
Part of the initial phase of this plan is to expand the greenhouse through a project that will add 14,400 square feet of space that can hold over 3,750 plants. In addition to that, the plan is to add a set of greenhouses following next, which will add another 57,600 square feet of growing space and house 15,000 plants. These greenhouses will be fully customized to have light deprivation and climate control systems, so there can be a total of five harvest cycles on a yearly basis. On top of that, one of the existing greenhouses that are operating received an upgrade that included new LED light fixtures, an upgraded irrigation infrastructure, newly installed shade cloth and poly roofs as well as 140 tons of HVAC. This 20,000-square-foot space also got some environment sensors installed to create a hybrid environment between indoor and greenhouse to optimize the production.
“This expansion will greatly increase our supply of premium cannabis and edibles to better serve our patients,” said Victor Mancebo, CEO of Liberty. “The team has been working hard on a multitude of projects that are now starting to come to fruition. Like any fast-growing organization, we have not been immune to shifting timelines and setbacks. Obviously, the pandemic has caused delays, but we have persevered and continue to build an operationally sound and profitable enterprise. We continue to stay inspired and focused on achieving our goals and anticipate exciting future results.”