The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) has approved Chemistree Technology's expanded facility in Sedro-Woolley, Washington for cultivation and processing operations. According to the company, the expansion increases the size of the cultivation area by approximately 30%.
Chemistree started construction on the new grow room in early March, but progress was delayed by the statewide restrictions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the many challenges, the contractors recently completed the project safely and quickly, according to the company.
The expanded space will now be turned over to the licensee, Sugarleaf for planting and active cannabis operations.
“Our biggest hindrance since day one has been lack of material and growing space," says Travis Royce, Sugarleaf’s general manager. "With the WSLCB’s final approval, we now can put our product in more consumers’ hands while simultaneously strengthening our existing client relationships and opening new ones."
Chemistree acquired the global brand and marketing rights of the Sugarleaf brand (outside of Washington State) from Sugarleaf Farms in 2019.
According to Chemistree President Karl Kottmeier, Washington State is a mature US cannabis market, but the larger footprint stands to benefit Sugarleaf, its retailers and customers.
Based in North Vancouver, BC, Chemistree is an investment company that acquires and develops vertically integrated cannabis assets to provide turnkey solutions for the regulated cannabis industry.