California city approves massive marijuana facility

A Southern California town has approved a 489,000-square-foot medical marijuana cultivation and production facility that would make it one of the largest in the U.S. marijuana industry.

The facility is to be built in Cathedral City, near Palm Springs, by Canada-based Sunniva, which provides medical cannabis products and services.

The first phase of the facility will be 325,000 square feet and could produce up to 177,000 pounds of flower per year. Construction is expected to begin by the end of year, according to Business Insider.

The second-phase of construction will result in a 164,000-square-foot facility that will produce 100,000 pounds of medical cannabis per year. The operation is expected to create 185 full-time jobs, the news outlet reported.

Expect to see more of these mega-cultivation facilities as California’s new regulations are rolled out.

Proposed regulations at the state level allow for the largest cultivation operations in the U.S. industry, and the recreational rules – expected to be finalized in November – should carry that forward.

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4 comments on “California city approves massive marijuana facility
  1. Chris Hickok on

    Are they separating the cultivation areas into 10k sq foot? 22k sq foot and hope the State doesnt reject them? Do they realize that just because theyve been granted a local permit doesnt mean they will get a state license

  2. Eldon Knutson on

    So you how stupid you are the people that are building the facility have been growing medical marijuana in Sonoma for the past 30 years and the number one person went to prison for cannabis cultivation and got a pardon from the state because he’s been such a good upstanding citizen for the last 20 years but leave it to people who don’t know anyting to run their mouth and just chatter on about whatever they feel they know something about

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