Chocolate DC getting new life as medical marijuana facility

BY CAROLYN GRUSKE

Like any distribution operation, Tweed will need to cope with SKU proliferation, inventory security, and automation. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Like any distribution operation, Tweed will need to cope with SKU proliferation, inventory security, and automation. (Photo: Thinkstock)

 

SMITHS FALLS, Ontario—Ever since Hershey Canada Inc shut down its chocolate production plant and distribution centre in 2008, the Smiths Falls, Ontario facility has sat empty. But over the course of the next few weeks, the site’s new owner wants to pull it out of mothballs and give it a new purpose: serving as a medical marijuana production and distribution facility.

The company that has purchased the facility, Tweed Inc, is a new organization, created specifically to become a supplier of medical marijuana under a Health Canada program that licenses the production and distribution of the drug.

 

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