High Park expansion dropped; edibles production delayed


High Park Farms has abandoned its plans to double the size of its Enniskillen operation
The news came as Enniskillen Council put the company’s request to start producing cannabis infused candy and chocolate on the site on hold.
In May, High Park applied to increase the amount of greenhouses which cover the nearly 100 acres at the Lasalle Line operation to 50 per cent.
The plan was to more than double the size of the existing 13-acres of greenhouses and build addition warehouse space and a parking lot for 185 more cars.
The application was delayed at first – shortly after the parent company – Tilray – purchased a Leamington greenhouse.
And in September, the company applied to dedicate about 7,300 square feet to producing cannabis based edibles including candy and chocolates. The move meant changes to the Official Plan and the Zoning Bylaw of the township to allow the value added product to be made on the agricultural land. Council delayed approval asking for studies on the noise, traffic and odour impacts of the new production.
During the public meeting, officials representing High Park told council they have withdrawn a request for the expansion of the greenhouse. The company recently purchased a greenhouse in Leamington.

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