in 2015, when Justin Trudeau was campaigning for recreational legalization (Uruguay legalized the drug in 2013), Mr. Campbell set up Advanced Extraction Systems in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, just to serve the cannabis industry.
Mr. Campbell hasn’t looked back. The company has sold 12 systems this year, including one to a medical marijuana company in Germany. Advanced has gone from one employee, Mr. Campbell, to 14, most of them engineers.
“We feel this is just the beginning,” Mr. Campbell said. “We’re targeting California hard now.”