ActivTek Canada

ActivTek Canada

April 10, 2014 11:00 ET

Medical Marijuana Production Helps Cultivate Success of Auxiliary Businesses

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - April 10, 2014) - The decision by the Canadian government to support the establishment of a commercial medical marijuana production industry has also helped to spur growth in other sectors that are now providing products and services to this new, rapidly growing agricultural sector.

Ab Freig, President of ActivTek Canada, says his company is one of the beneficiaries of the growth of the medical marijuana industry. "ActivTek manufactures and installs sophisticated air purification technology for hospitals, manufacturing plants, commercial building and other facilities where air quality is important", said Freig. "Medical marijuana production has some very unique and specialized requirements when it comes to growing healthy crops that meet Health Canada guidelines", he continued, "and our company is one of many that's helping to meet those needs".

According to Mr. Freig, planning, building and operating a medical marijuana facility requires products and services from many suppliers, which may include electricians, plumbers, lab technology and instrumentation equipment, secure storage devices, plant growth chambers and many more.

"ActivTek products provide a number of important services to these growers", explained Freig. "First, marijuana is susceptible to plant diseases such as Powdery Mildew, Listeria, Salmonella and others. Our technology filters the air to help eliminate those pathogens, promoting healthier plant growth. As well", he added, "air quality for workers in the facility as well as in surrounding buildings must meet Health Canada guidelines, and this is another reason our products have seen an increase in demand."

As the number of approved production licenses continues to grow, so, too, will business for firms like ActivTek. "Right now there are only a few licensed medical marijuana production facilities in Canada", said Freig, "but those numbers will increase dramatically as more and more producers come on line. The result," he added, "is that many other Canadian businesses will see their markets expand, too."

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