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After just a year of growing pot in Leamington, Tilray Inc., one of Canada’s biggest cannabis companies, is pulling up its local stakes and shutting down a greenhouse operation that employed about 120 workers.

“I’m very disappointed — this is a blow to our municipality and very concerning,” said Leamington Mayor Hilda MacDonald, who heard the news second-hand on Wednesday. “Right now, we already have people not working because of COVID,” she said.

“The decision to close a facility is never easy,” Tilray CEO Brendan Kennedy said in a statement released late Tuesday after markets had shut for the day. “We are continuously evaluating the evolving needs of our business, against a challenging industry backdrop.”

– Read the entire article at Windsor Star.


https://www.cannabisculture.com/content/2020/05/30/leamington-loses-120-jobs-as-tilray-kills-cannabis-facility/

Associated Press

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