Leading Canadian marijuana producer Aurora Cannabis has announced this week that it has made its first shipments of products falling under so-called “Cannabis 2.0” legalization.
The “Cannabis 2.0” initiative is Canada’s government sanction of the sale and consumption of cannabis derivatives such as gummy candies, vapes, drinks, and the like.
Aurora said it made its inaugural shipments to 10 provincial regulators throughout the country. The company produces these goods at three facilities: Aurora Sky in Edmonton, Aurora River in Ontario, and Quebec’s Aurora Vie.
In a press release, Aurora stated, “We have prudently deployed capital and we believe that we’re ready with the appropriate combination of technology, scale and consumer insights to have the right products on store shelves in a timely fashion.”
The company also issued an update on certain aspects of its finances and operations and said that in spite of a recent halt in the construction of two company facilities — Aurora Sun in the province of Alberta, and Aurora Nordic 2 in Denmark — it has enough capacity to meet current demand.
Aurora said that the company’s Aurora 1 facility in Denmark has been completed, holds a production license, and is expected to receive a sales license in the near future.