Medicinal cannabis producer Little Green Pharma has been awarded a $300,000 grant under the Western Australian State Government’s Value Add Agribusiness Investment Attraction Fund to deliver new medicinal cannabis manufacturing facilities in the State’s South-West.
The project, which involves significant co-investment from Little Green Pharma, will see the company deliver a new manufacturing facility containing clean rooms, and processing and packaging areas to produce medical-grade cannabis products for Australian and European patients.
Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan said the investment will significantly increase Little Green Pharma’s processing capacity and will make the company the first Australian producer with a fully vertically integrated, ‘seed-to-sale’ value chain for medicinal cannabis.
“These new medicinal cannabis processing facilities will be a first for the South-West and will help establish the region as a leader in medicinal cannabis production and processing in Australia,” the Minister said.
“The project is supporting up to 40 jobs during construction and is estimated to create eight direct positions to support growing and processing of medicinal cannabis products.”
“It can also provide opportunities to leverage the regional processing capability of the facility, either by local hemp growers already operating in the region or potential medicinal cannabis crop cultivators.”