iAnthus Capital Holdings Inc (OTCMKTS:ITHUF)’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Citiva Medical, LLC has launched the construction of the 39,500 sq. ft. medical marijuana cultivation and processing plant, which is located in Warwick, New York. iAnthus Capital Holdings is a leading cannabis company with operations in New York. The company is among the few that are licensed to operate in the state.
Implementing innovative technologies
Following the launch, the company says it will embark on implementing cutting-edge technology and sustainable cultivation practices so as to ensure optimal productivity and efficiency. Some of the components to be installed include acrylic glazing, desiccant dehumidification systems, mobile containers, a positive pressure air system and a separate system that will be used to control lighting, irrigation and environmental elements. The company says it is banking on these state-of-the-art features to mount a full-year cultivation cycle. iAnthus Capital is projecting production capacity of 2,400kg every year.
In a comment, iAnthus Capital CEO Hadley Ford said that they are happy with the progress made adding that the new facility will be the company’s first step towards building a comprehensive and robust medical cannabis program in New York. He said that the two teams from Citiva and iAnthus have worked very hard to take the project to where it currently stands.
According to Ford their success in the ongoing project will lay a firm foundation for the initiation and implementation of other projects. He said that company is committed to expanding its operations throughout the state in a bid to spread its market reach as well as meet the needs of as many patients as possible.
iAnthus’ partner opens dispensary in Boston
iAnthus’ partner, Mayflower Medicinals, Inc has unvesiled a flagship cannabis dispensary in Boston. The dispensary is situated Allston and will allow patients to access medical cannabis products. These products will be the form of vaporizer, oils, concentrates, tinctures and flowers. Following this launch, Mayflower becomes the second cannabis operator to open a dispensary in Boston. The new dispensary makes 34, the number cannabis dispensaries that have operations in Massachusetts. The state is home to around 6.7 million people.