Outdoor marijuana harvest underway at Strathroy farmPosted by On

Meiko Putnam, Andrew Evans and Randi Stevenson bag fresh cut marijuana at Weed MD’s 27-acre acre farm in Mt. Brydges on Oct. 7. Nearly 19,000 plants will be harvested over the next two months.Derek Ruttan/Postmedia Network

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WeedMD workers spent the day cutting off the tops off cannabis plants and stuffing them into 100-kilogram containers that were taken away by a waiting tractor.

The crates of cannabis were taken to a nearby greenhouse to be dried and processed into edibles, extracts and topicals — Cannabis 2.0 products that first hit store shelves in January — and pre-rolled joints, head of cultivation Curtis Wallace said.

Staff at the Southwestern Ontario pot producer, and a team of temporary workers, started harvesting the nearly 19,000 plants on the company’s 11-hectare farm southwest of London on Oct. 2.

“This year, the harvest should be…

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