Lexaria Announces Managers of Ontario Facility and First Phase Production Plans
Kelowna, BC / ACCESSWIRE / April 25, 2014 / Lexaria Corp. (LXRP-OTCQB) (LXX-CSE) (the "Company" or "Lexaria") is pleased to announce the appointment of its management team for its new Ontario marijuana production facility.
Mr. Don Shaxon has been named Lexaria’s Ontario Operations Manager, having responsibility for Lexaria’s current facility as well as potential future production locations. Don has nearly 20 years experience in the public markets, and has worked in the cannabis industry in the USA for both Cannabis Science Inc and for Endocan Corp; and more recently has joined Enertopia Corp. Don held a Canadian medical marijuana production licence under the recent MMAR program. Don will be intimately involved in production design, layout, and ongoing operations.
“Words cannot describe how truly excited I am to be running the Ontario operations for Enertopia and Lexaria. The healing properties of cannabis are undeniable and it's a great feeling for me, knowing we'll be supplying Canadian patients with the quality medicine they rightfully deserve. I'm very much looking forward to solidifying our position as a leader in the emerging medical marijuana industry in Canada.” said Don Shaxon. Mr. Shaxon has been instrumental in assembling the new Ontario team for the Lexaria/Enertopia joint venture project and Lexaria extends its thanks for his important contributions.
Lexaria is also announcing Mr. Jason Springett as Master Grower for the new facility. Jason is currently serving on the Lexaria Advisory Board where he will remain, and he will now add all the responsibilities of Master Grower. Jason has extensive knowledge and experience in the medical marijuana sector having been a licensed grower under existing Health Canada regulations for many years. He has experience with multi-strain growing including THC-free CBD strains; with both organic growing and non-toxic pest control and non organic growing techniques; with yield optimizations strategies such as highly monitored and controlled light, heat, CO2; remote monitoring and controls, and much more.
“Our operations team have the expertise and ambition to build this Ontario marijuana production facility into one of the world’s best, and we will settle for nothing less.” said Chris Bunka, CEO of Lexaria “The Lexaria/Enertopia joint venture is gaining traction and we continue to add talented world-class individuals to our growing team.”
Lexaria also reports that, following a site visit last week, design and engineering of the facility is underway. HVAC, electrical, structural, production optimization and floor design, and plant and process security are just some of the aspects of the project that are now being planned.
The project is being designed as one of Canada’s largest and most advanced marijuana production facilities. Production areas are expected to be completed in either two or three stages, with an initial production area of 20,000 – 25,000 square feet being contemplated at this time. Ultimate production capacity at this location is up to 65,000 square feet on a single floor, or more if a second floor design is utilized in whole or in part.
Each of the managers are eligible to receive up to 577,500 restricted common shares of stock over time in their respective roles as an Advisory Board members, depending on certain specified performance thresholds being reached.
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Source: Lexaria Corp.