Canada’s cannabis ‘green rush’ yet to reap rewards

By Charlie Mitchell

It is the smell that visitors notice at the facility on Hershey Drive, in Smiths Falls, Ontario. And it is nothing to do with the chocolate factory — the first Hershey’s outside Pennsylvania — that was once on the site. It’s the smell of cannabis as, today, the building is home to the world’s largest corporate producer.

Canopy Growth arrived in Smiths Falls in 2014, four years before Canada legalised recreational marijuana use, and it employs 1,300 people at its growing and processing plant.

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