The company is using selected strains from its genetic library at its 125,000 square-foot hybrid greenhouse facility in Delta, British Columbia. It expects the first harvest in September for sale in the Canadian market in the fourth quarter of 2019.
“We are excited to have selected our first commercial crop for cultivation based on the results of extensive R&D work and pilot harvests, which tested the expression of our unique genetic library when grown in combination with our organic fertilization and integrated pest management systems,” Rubicon Organics CEO Jesse McConnell stated.
“We look forward to announcing our brand portfolio, innovation pipeline and launch strains in the near future and to launching our super-premium organic brands to Canadian consumers this fall,” McConnell noted.
Super-Premium Organic Cannabis
Rubicon is expected to produce approximately 11,000 kilograms per year of super-premium organic cannabis from the Delta facility in 2020.
Rubicon is a licensed producer focused on building super-premium organic cannabis brands with operations in Canada, Washington and California.
The company’s flagship Canadian facility in Delta is a hybrid greenhouse with LED lighting and is located on a 20-acre property. The company’s Washington facility is a newly constructed 40,000 square-foot hybrid greenhouse.
Rubicon has commenced production in both facilities with a combined Phase I capacity of 15,500 kg per year, including 4,500 kg leased to a Washington State licensed operator applying Rubicon’s organic cultivation methods.
The company owns two U.S. cannabis brands: 1964 Supply Co. in California and Doctor & Crook Co. in Washington. It has exclusive licensing rights in Washington for lifestyle and cannabis brand called Cookies.