Horticulturalist Jim Hole Partners With Marijuana Grower in Building Alberta Facility

Horticulturalist Jim Hole Partners With Marijuana Grower in Building Alberta Facility

Hole pointed to the upcoming legalization of marijuana as an opportunity to further his exploration of plant science.

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November 30, 2017
CBC News
Canada Grower/Agriculture News

St. Albert horticulturalist Jim Hole announced Wednesday he's partnering with Atlas Growers to grow medical marijuana in a facility in Lac Ste. Anne County.

"The world of cannabis is evolving rapidly," Hole said during a news conference at Hole's Greenhouses & Gardens.

He pointed to the upcoming legalization of marijuana as an opportunity to further his exploration of plant science.

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Several cannabis companies approached Hole in search of expertise on growing marijuana, he said, but he wasn't interested in working with them.

"The production methods weren't aligning with what I felt should be the standard for the industry," he said.

Atlas Growers, however, has set high standards for cannabis production, quality and safety, he said.

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