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Connect with us on Twitter using #AJNewsGrid or via WhatsApp: +974 501 111 49 or via Facebook As Canada aims to legalise marijuana, producers and some controversial players race to get a piece of the market. Smith Falls, Ontario¬†– The cannabis growing operation in Smith Falls, a small town southwest of the Canadian capital, Ottawa, is unlike most others in the world. Occupying 15,600sq metres in a facility that was previously Canada’s first Hershey’s chocolate factory, thousands of cannabis plants sit across the street from a police station. But as Canopy Growth Corporation, a publicly traded medical marijuana company, plans to expand to the recreational market in July, the company does not seem bothered by the police presence. “We have hundreds and hundreds of security cameras here,” says Jordan Sinclair, the director of communications for the company. “We have motion detectors and tremor detectors in the floor,” he tells Al Jazeera. Who is cashing in on Canada’s marijuana ‘Green Rush’?

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