Agriculture

Flowr

Poised for high performance

Legalization has transformed cannabis agriculture from an underground niche market into an attractive mainstream commercial opportunity. First movers like Flowr are accelerating their efforts at production.

From its operations in Canada, Europe and Australia, Toronto- based Flowr produces fully licensed recreational and medicinal cannabis.  Its flagship campus in Kelowna comprises an 85,000 square foot licensed indoor growing facility, the FLOWR Forest, a 595,000 plus square foot outdoor growing operation, and the new Hawthorne R&D Facility, a state of the art 50,000 square foot cannabis R&D centre, largely funded by Scott’s Miracle-Gro & Hawthorne Gardening.

Founded in 2017, Flowr has more than doubled its staff in the last year, employing over 150 people locally. 30% of those are highly accomplished professionals (engineers, scientists, executives, industry experts) who relocated to Kelowna from across Canada and internationally. One of them is Aman Malhi, Director of People and Culture.

“I moved to Kelowna in November 2019 and have absolutely loved the Okanagan area since day one,” states Malhi. “The Okanagan climate is attractive to people and plants alike, with a huge tourist industry and a long growing season.

Flowr’s investment in the area offers the opportunity for long term careers and benefits the community through spending on local vendors, contractors and service providers. The company also provides opportunities for local university co-op students, investing in the leaders of the future to help take our business to the next level” says Malhi.

“The Okanagan climate is attractive to people and plants alike, with a huge tourist industry and a long growing season.”