A California marijuana company plans to build massive medical cannabis cultivation site in Desert Hot Springs, in the southern part of the state.
G FarmaLabs, based in Anaheim, said it received a conditional use permit from the city’s planning commission earlier this month that allows it to conduct an 18-month grow.
The company plans to use revenue from the temporary grow to fund construction of a permanent facility in Desert Hot Springs that G FarmaLabs said will total 102,000 square feet, according to a company video.
The permanent site will consist of three greenhouses, a processing and operations center, and a guard house, said G FarmaLabs, which owns and operates grow sites in Colorado and Washington. The company also makes infused products and vaporizing products.
Local residents have responded to the news with mixed reactions, ABC affiliate KABC reported. The project is expected to create money and jobs for Desert Hot Springs.
The town declared insolvency in 2014, but is currently experiencing something of a comeback, with land values rising and many new businesses opening, KABC reported.
“We anticipate the G FarmaLabs project will provide local jobs and spur up to $1 million in tax revenue allowing for more funding for police, education, health resources and infrastructure within the city,” Desert Hot Springs Mayor Scott Matas said in a statement, according to KABC.