CANNABIS CULTURE – The biggest cannabis-specific laboratory in Canada – and most likely the world – opened this week in Vancouver, BC, next to the VCC-Clark station on Great Canada Way.
Run by Anandia Laboratories Inc – a wholly owned subsidiary of Aurora Cannabis – the 12,600 square foot facility was officially opened in a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 8. In attendance were Mayor Kennedy Stewart as well as Aurora CEO Terry Booth, both of whom spoke to the need for Canada to take more of a leadership role when it came to the cannabis industry.
“Guess what Aurora just became,” Booth asked those assembled for the opening. “A bunch of guys who were stomping around the west coast putting on concerts to a global medical cannabis company. The last piece of this jewel is Anandia.”
And it seems like quite an expensive jewel at that. Anandia’s lab rooms are filled with all kinds of sparkling-new machinery and robots, as well as lab-coat wearing graduates who don’t immediately come off as pot-heads. Under Canada’s Cannabis Act, LPs need to certify that their products meet Canada’s new regulatory standards by having them lab tested, and Anandia is setting itself up to be