Funding boosts SW as medical cannabis supplier

South Western Times
WA-based Little Green Pharma managing director Fleta Solomon.
Camera IconWA-based Little Green Pharma managing director Fleta Solomon.

New medical cannabis manufacturing facilities in the South West have been awarded $300,000 in State Government funding.

The grant will support Little Green Pharma’s new advanced manufacturing facility containing cleaning rooms and processing areas to produce medical-grade cannabis products for Australian and European patients.

Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan said the new facilities would help establish the South West as a leader in medicinal cannabis production and processing in Australia.

“Medicinal cannabis processing provides a real job-creation opportunity for the South West,” she said.

“These new medicinal cannabis processing facilities will be a first for the South West.

“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.”

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