Manufacturing

Medicinal Pot Takes Over Giant Hershey Plant in Canada

By on January 28, 2014
01 Photograph by John Kealey for Businessweek.com

After sitting idle for five years, a vast old Hershey factory in Canada will come back to life with the hum of industry. But as the lights go up there will be none of the 200,000 bars of chocolate that used to roll off the lines each day. This time around, the 500,000-square-foot complex will be producing medicinal marijuana -- and lots of it.

As marujana producers Tweed Inc. announces its successful application for a growing license, we take a look through the keyhole as the company gears up for full production.

 
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