Fish Waste Used to Grow Marijuana in Former Pulp Mill

A Nova Scotia company will soon begin growing in a former pulp and paper mill in Queens County, and hopes the buy-local ethos extends to marijuana.

Health Canada granted Aqualitas Inc.'s cultivation licence Jan. 19, making it the third Nova Scotia company to get the approval — joining Breathing Green Solutions Inc., which has a production facility in the Wentworth Valley, and THC Inc. of Antigonish, according to CBC.

Myrna Gillis, co-founder and CEO, said Aqualitas plans to start growing its first crop in February and then it will test it and apply for a sales licence, with the hope of selling this summer. So far, none of the three Nova Scotia companies are licensed to sell.

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