Kelowna, BC / ACCESSWIRE / July 14, 2014 / Enertopia Corp. (ENRT-OTCQB) (TOP-CSE) (the "Company" or "Enertopia") is pleased to announce that Municipal approval has been granted for the production, cultivation and sale of Medical Marihuana under the MMPR regulations in appropriately zoned locations. Previously announced only as being located in the Greater Toronto Area, now that Municipal approval has been obtained Enertopia is happy to announce the facility location as Burlington, Ontario.
The evaluation procedures of the City of Burlington were followed, including presentations made to city officials and opportunities for public feedback and input. Enertopia is pleased that the City of Burlington showed community leadership and vision in implementing a thoughtful series of rules for the cultivation of medical marijuana in accordance with Federal Health Canada regulations.
"It needs to be mentioned that there was no negative feedback during the public hearing process, a true testament to growing acceptance of Medical Marihuana being used as a medicine for people in pain or other chronic conditions," said Robert McAllister, CEO of Enertopia Corp.
Now that the City of Burlington has passed a bylaw permitting medical marijuana production facilities, Enertopia expects that the joint venture license application to Health Canada will be submitted soon.
The bylaw approving the medical marijuana facility zoning was passed by Burlington officials on June 9th, and the period of time when appeals were allowed to be heard expired on July 9, 2014. Notice of passing of the Bylaw was provided on July 10, and at this time the bylaw is in existence. A total of 720,000 restricted common shares will be issued to a number of persons in accordance with previously entered agreements, upon reaching the municipal approval milestone.
The Enertopia/ Lexaria joint venture, as previously reported, is for a building of approx 30,000 sq ft for first phase design, with a right of first refusal obtained for approx another 45,000 sq ft. Since the original announcement of this facility on April 10, 2004, a great deal of progress has been made regarding the state of the art design concepts expected to be implemented.
The joint venture has engaged David Hyde & Associates for security design and implementation. David Hyde & Associates is a full service security management and business risk consulting and training practice that offers independent, high quality advisory services underpinned by real-world security and risk management experience. David Hyde & Associates, widely acknowledged as one of Canada's leading security experts, has previously been a security consultant to another existing company that has already received their license under the MMPR program.
The joint venture has also engaged KNY Architects Inc, a design and planning firm headquartered in Burlington that has been in business for over 55 years. They have completed hundreds of projects across Canada, USA, and the Ukraine.
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Separately, Enertopia has accepted the resignation of Chris Hornung as Assistant Operations Manager.
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SOURCE: Enertopia Corp.