A 100,000-square-foot medical cannabis facility at the former Players Paradise sports facility in Stoney Creek should be up and running by the end of April, with the first harvest ready by late summer.

The 565 Seaman St. site is zoned commercial-industrial, which allows cannabis production. The building is receiving a $9-million retrofit.

Derek Bravo, operations manager for Green Relief Inc., said his firm is the only medical cannabis company in Canada licensed by Health Canada to produce and sell cannabis using an “aquaponics” model.

Once the Stoney Creek site is at full capacity, Green Relief, which currently operates out of a 30,000-square-foot facility in rural Flamborough, plans to increase its annual output from 2,800 kilograms to a total of about 17,800 kilograms.

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