Cann Group has announced it is currently harvesting the first commercial medicinal cannabis crop at its Mildura facility. 

A cultivation permit was issued by the Office of Drug Control in March and the harvest has proceeded on schedule following the transfer of plants from the firm’s Southern facility. 

Freshly harvested flower heads are placed on a drying rack in preparation for extraction and
product manufacture at Cann Group’s Mildura facility.

With the harvest underway, Cann is now cultivating commercial crops across all three of its licensed sites. 

It said subsequent crops at Mildura are progressing well through the vegetative and flowering stages, and cropping will continue on a cyclic basis. 

Plants harvested from the current crop will be trimmed and dried on site before undergoing extraction and manufacture of medicinal cannabis products — fulfilling Cann’s local and international commercial supply agreements. 

CEO Peter Crock said: “The first commercial harvest at our Mildura site is a significant achievement for the company. [It] is just the first of many to come, but it marks the next phase in Cann’s activities as we begin to reap the benefits of our fixed infrastructure investments.”

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