The Northern Daily Leader reports that Armidale’s first shipment of Cannabis flower from Australian Natural Therapeutic Group (ANTG) laboratories is expected to leave for Germany by November.
Armidale’s cannabis mother plants are originally sourced from Canada. Seedlings propagated from clippings grow into junior stock to be put into the green houses and grown out to the flowering stage.
In Germany the flowers are available on prescription to patients.
ANTG founder and manager Matt Cantelo said production in Armidale was about to expand, which meant the number of workers was about to double to 30.
“Phase two of our manufacturing is going to be moving further into other forms of finished product, such as, oils, soft gel caps, powders, and we’ll also have a seperate lab on site for genetics,” he said.