MMJ grower plans $160M greenhouse on tribal lands

A proposal to build a $160 million greenhouse on tribal land in New Mexico would create the largest grow operation in the United States.

The Associated Press reported that Delaware-based Bright Green Group of Companies is joining with Acoma Pueblo to build a state-of-the-art cultivation and research facility on a patch of tribal land in western New Mexico.

The project is slated to include a research facility for medicinal plants. The entire project would span some 6 million square feet, with space for 40 million medicinal plants – not all of it MMJ, according to the AP.

The business will focus largely on growing MMJ, but its owners want to shore up the operation by growing other plants with medicinal benefits, such as pennywort and Indian ginseng, the AP reported.

According to the AP, only licensed nonprofit businesses can grow MMJ in the state; but Bright Green isn’t seeking a state license because the owners intend to grow on tribal lands, which fall under tribal and federal jurisdictions.

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One comment on “MMJ grower plans $160M greenhouse on tribal lands
  1. Walter Torres on

    Good evening, thank you for informing us of this progress. I am a registered member of Acoma and living on the reservation. What other news has come of this? No sight of production or talk about this issue. I am also a mm patient and I know of others here who would benefit from the jobs and products it is said to produce. We are living in poverty and we see other tribes helping their people with cannabis. If possible would a follow up be done on the issue? Thank you for helping us find the facts.

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