Proactive Investors - Run By Investors For Investors

Weekend Unlimited's Jamaican prospect expands production

R&D Pharma's production should triple when an additional five-acre outdoor plot at its property in Jamaica is cultivated
cannabis
37 additional cannabis strains are being cultivated by the Jamaican company as part of a program to produce equatorial and tropical cannabis varieties

The cannabis company Weekend Unlimited Inc (CSE:YOLO) announced Thursday that R&D Pharma, its acquisition target in Jamaica, is expanding its marijuana growing operations.

An additional five-acre outdoor plot at the R&D Pharma property in Jamaica is set to be prepared for cultivation beginning next year, which should triple the company’s production.

READ: Weekend Unlimited begins greenhouse construction at Northern Lights Organics subsidiary

And Cody Corrubia, CEO of Weekend Unlimited, reports that 37 additional cannabis strains are being cultivated and ‘phenotyped’ by the Jamaican company as part of an in-depth program to produce unique equatorial and tropical cannabis varieties for both the medical and recreational markets.

Called Tropicann Jamaica, the R&D Pharma property now spans 98 acres, 60 acres of which are usable for cultivation.

The Jamaican company is now producing 13 acclimated strains of cannabis and 120 mother plants, according to Corrubia.

Currently, there are 5.2 acres of terraced outdoor cultivation being used at the site. This includes 3.2 acres of commercial cultivation, which is capable of producing 5,750kg of dry material per year. The remaining two acres are used for research and development, producing 3,000kg.

The site also boasts a 6,000 square foot green house, which houses a 3,600 square foot flower room; this facility is able to produce 600 kg of dry material per year for an onsite dispensary, which is planned to serve tourists.

Weekend Unlimited shares slipped 4.35% to hit C$0.11 on Wednesday.

Contact Ellen Kelleher at [email protected]

 

Join Proactive’s Crypto, Blockchain and Cannabis Telegram group here
View full YOLO profile View Profile

Weekend Unlimited Inc. Timeline

Related Articles

cannabis plant
December 14 2018
The Vancouver-based cannabis group services medical and recreational cannabis markets in Canada and internationally
The R&D programme is intended to address the increasing prevalence of obesity and diabetes using smart siRNA
October 30 2018
The health sciences company noted that the plan was formulated at a recently held two-day intensive workshop which together leading scientific teams from the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Brisbane and Murdoch University in Perth
1541530050_california.jpg
October 31 2018
The 35,000 sq ft automated facility is equipped with proprietary fertigation, operational and security systems
Copyright © Proactiveinvestors.com, 2019. All Rights Reserved - Proactive Investors North America Inc., Proactive Investors LLC

Market Indices, Commodities and Regulatory News Headlines copyright © Morningstar. Data delayed 15 minutes unless otherwise indicated. Terms of use