The whole team celebrates
Apollogreen CEO Tyler LeBlanc invited his whole team, as well as Russell Township Mayor Pierre Leroux and GPR MP Francis Drouin to cut the ribbon of their new cannabis and hemp market company. Glover photo

VARS – Industrial-scale B2B genetics and micropropagation company, apollogreen, officially unveiled their brand new 5,000 sq. ft. facility on Wed., Oct. 9 right off Highway 417 in Vars. This is a first stage building that will supply premium quality (safe, lab-tested, and disease-free) cannabis and hemp starter plants to the global market.

“This is a big celebratory day for us,” said CEO Tyler LeBlanc, to the crowd. “This has been a long haul to get off the ground, we’ve been working on this for almost five years and we finally got all three licences from Health Canada. We’ve got plants inside now, growing, and we’re in business.”

Russell Township Mayor Pierre Leroux, dressed for the occasion, was in attendance at the open house, giving LeBlanc and his large team his congratulations and support for their business in Russell Township.

“On behalf of Russell Township, we’re extremely proud to have apollogreen set up shop here in our township,” he said. “As you can tell, our industrial park is booming, we have tons of companies that are noticing us and it’s so important to have these innovative types of companies establish here. It’s an old field but a relatively new field.”

Glengarry-Prescott-Russell MP Francis Drouin also gave his blessing for the newly opened business.

“I really want to thank the investors who believed in the team to get this going because I know Health Canada doesn’t give out LPs very easily; it takes a long time,” he said. “What we see here is the tip of the iceberg, but there is a lot of work that goes behind a building and having a licence to produce, a lot of regulations. I want to congratulate Tyler and his team, and welcome to Prescott-Russell.”

After the presentations and photos, The Chesterville Record caught up with LeBlanc to ask more questions about his coming business to the GPR area.

LeBlanc wanted to start a company like this because he believes in the benefits of cannabis and hemp and how it can help people. He also wanted to be part of a new global marketplace that could have a lot of benefit toward mankind.

LeBlanc went on to explain his business: “At apollogreen, we’re a genetics and micropropagation company,” he said. “Genetics means the different varieties of cannabis; they all have different terpenes. We focus basically on helping other licensed producers with propagation, we used tissue culture which allows us to clone plants in a very efficient manner.”

This would help speed up the process by taking from several smaller plants instead of taking from one ‘mother plant.’ Plants have already started to grow in their facility and they hope to have some available for market in the next couple of months

“It takes a couple months to ramp up stock and in about six weeks from now, we’ll have plants available for the market,” he said.