Organigram Holdings Inc. (OTCQX: OGRMF) has surpassed making one million cannabis pre-rolls since the legalization of adult use recreational cannabis in October 2018. The company said that it credits the automation of its processes along with surging consumer demand for the success of its large-scale production.
“At Organigram, we are proud to be among a select group of licensed producers who have been able to rise to the challenge of large-scale pre-roll production,” says Greg Engel, CEO, Organigram. “Our operations team has done an amazing job introducing automation to important parts of our process, building our overall capacity while retaining our focus on product quality.”
Organigram said that very few licensed producers have been able to supply the market with dried cannabis pre-rolls which are in very high demand. The demand can be blamed partly on the limitations the country set at the onset of legalized adult use sales. Vaping products and edible won’t be available for purchase until later this year. Making pre-rolls the most convenient of options for consumers.
Knowing these limitations, Organigram said it expected demand for cannabis pre-rolls to be in line with other regulated markets at approximately 10%, although sales to this point have surpassed that due to high customer demand and industry under-supply. The company said that pre-rolled products represent approximately 12% of all its gross sales. Organigram currently supplies Edison Cannabis and Trailblazer 0.5g pre-rolls to nine provinces from coast to coast.
“We take our commitments to our partners and customers very seriously,” says Engel. “Through an aggressive but highly actionable growth strategy, meaning that with the expansion of our team, its expertise, and our facility, we are on track to deliver on our strategic promises.”
Organigram also gave an update on the expansion of its Moncton Campus located in New Brunswick. Phase 4A, is currently underway and will offer the Organigram team 31 new grow rooms and a new mechanical room. As the Company’s Phase 4A construction progresses, Phase 4B construction also begins to take shape with 32 new grow rooms. Phase 4C will follow with 29 new grow rooms.