Jul 30, 2018
Westleaf Cannabis Partners with Thunderchild First Nation

Calgary-based Westleaf Cannabis Inc. announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with Saskatchewan’s Thunderchild First Nation for the company’s new flagship production facility.

Westleaf is constructing a 115,000-square-foot cannabis cultivation facility on land owned by Thunderchild near Battleford, Saskatchewan.

Scott Hurd, Westleaf president and CEO, said the production and cultivation facility will take 10 to 12 months to build and, once fully operational, will provide an economic boost to the Thunderchild community by creating 150 full-time jobs.

“It really extends beyond a business deal; it really is a partnership,” Hurd said, adding the company will aid career development through cannabis training and education programs.

The First Nation is now Westleaf’s largest shareholder after making an $8 million investment into the company. Chief Delbert Wapass has taken a seat on the company’s board of directors to represent Thunderchild.