Cannabis and Hemp

Western Canada’s best location for your next hemp or cannabis processing facility.

Alberta’s Palliser region is Western Canada’s hemp and cannabis capital. Area hemp farmers grow 40% of the national crop, the region is home to approximately two-thirds of Canada’s irrigated land, and the Town of Redcliff is home to nearly half of Alberta’s total greenhouse square footage.

Medicine Hat is home to Aurora Cannabis, Folium Biosciences, and Alberta’s highest per capita number of retail cannabis shops. Brooks and Bow Island are both destinations for hemp extraction, cannabis cultivation and other value-added activities, with a number of projects underway. Cannabis projects are also slated for the Town of Bassano and expect to break ground in 2019.

Competitive Advantages

40% of Canada’s Hemp Crop

The Palliser region is Canada’s primary hemp-growing region, accounting for over 40% of the national hemp crop. St Mary River Irrigation District around Bow Island and Eastern Irrigation District around Brooks and Bassano account for approximately two thirds of Canada’s total irrigated land.

230,000 Kilograms of Cannabis, Annually

Aurora Cannabis’ 1.6 million square foot Sun facility is located in the City of Medicine Hat, and will produce over 230,000 kg of cannabis once fully operational in 2020. According to the company, they chose Medicine Hat because of city willingness to work with them on bringing the project to fruition.

Hemp Processing and Extraction

The Town of Bow Island has two hemp processing facilities under construction in its industrial park. The companies were drawn to the town’s business-friendly environment and willingness to work with the hemp and cannabis industry.


Low Corporate Taxes

Alberta’s corporate tax rate is 11%, which is the lowest in Canada. By 2020, Alberta’s corporate tax rate will be 8%.

Canadian Agricultural Partnership

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a five year, $3 billion federal and provincial funding program designed to strengthen Canada’s agricultural and agri-food sector.

Protein Industries Supercluster

Protein Industries Canada has $153 million for projects that have the potential to transform the agriculture and food production sector and capitalize on the growing global demand for protein sources.

Contact Us

Suite 2, 660 Second Street SE
Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada T1A 0C9

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