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'Culinary cannabis facility' planned for Vancouver's Mount Pleasant neighbourhood

The proponents call it the first in Canada.
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A unique food facility has opened in Mount Pleasant.

West Blvd Cannabis has opened a micro-processing/cannabis manufacturing facility that specializes in food, specifically researching and developing new culinary cannabis products.

"The location will host on-site palatability testing for new product development and educational events," states a press release about the opening.

The Vancouver-based company is planning to launch a variety of brands; the first, Choklit Park, will have products available later this year. The company says it's working with local growers to create high THC products.

West Blvd Cannabis is also planning to launch another brand (as of yet it doesn't have a name) that will focus on THC and CBD cooking oils, teas and gummies. That brand should have products out this summer, according to the company.

In the press release the company keys in on the founders' background in food and beverage, live entertainment and business operations. A Series B funding round is planned for February, after which they are looking at manufacturing packaged goods. They also want to invest further in their research and development.

On their website they invite other companies to work with them on research, including conducting palatability tests, and product development.

"We're ecstatic to share this new facility with the Canadian cannabis industry. It's been years in the making, and to finally be testing and developing unique products on-site feels surreal," says CEO Connor McNamee in the press release, noting they're excited to show their "vision of the cannabis and cuisine world."