The Peachland Cannabis Complex is located on a 20-acre property in Peachland, a municipality of over 5000 residents on the west side of the Okanagan Lake in British Columbia, Canada. The facility is home to Benchmark Botanics’ chief operations, including productions and R&D. The company obtained its production license under the ACMPR, now the Cannabis Regulations, on October 13, 2017 and its sales license on September 5, 2018.
The Peachland Cannabis Complex is currently a 12,700 sq. ft. facility with five grow rooms and a production capacity of 550 kg of dried cannabis. Expansion plans are underway to construct an additional 50,000 sq. ft. facility to increase production capacity. The Complex is designed to grow more than 60 different strains of cannabis varieties from seed to sale, but also houses the research & development, genetic profiling, and oil extraction facilities.
The Complex was constructed with air filtration system, irrigation system, and a security level 8 storage vault equipped with a 24-hour laser security monitoring system. The interior facility walls are built to be fire-resistant, waterproof, as well as mould- and fungus- resistant to minimize plant susceptibility to microbial growth.
In addition to the laser security systems, the Peachland Cannabis Complex walls were built for safety and physical stability. Using a composite material consisting of magnesium oxide, the facilities’ walls are built to be physically strong, fire-resistant and waterproof.
The Complex can grow and produce more than 60 different strains of cannabis varieties and houses the company’s supercritical carbon dioxide extraction technology equipment for cold separation extraction method of cannabis oils. This will ensure that the highest quality of oil is being extracted. The Peachland Cannabis Complex is managed by Mr. Cliff Stowell CEO of Potanicals Green Growers, the wholly owned subsidiary of Benchmark Botanics Inc. The Complex employs a full-time Master Grower, Quality Assurance Officer, Tissue Culture & Extraction Specialist and ancillary support staff.
Benchmark Botanics plans to implement the use of an automated production system with complete controlled environment and a nutrition and irrigation system. This will produce higher yields while providing the lowest labour & operating costs of any indoor cannabis grow facility.