A new cannabis grow facility broke ground October 6, 2016 in Mustang, just east of Reno. A Los Angeles-based cannabis company called MedMen is opening the facility.
Ahead of the recreational vote in California and in Nevada, Medmen a California grower, has decided to break ground in the northern part of Nevada. The Los Angeles based company plans to produce 10,000 pounds of cannabis per year, even if the recreational marijuana does not pass. Does this company know the outcome of the election and vote before it happens or are they just preparing for the future, whether it happens in November of years to come?
MUSTANG, Nev. (KOLO) – A new cannabis grow facility broke ground October 6, 2016 in Mustang, just east of Reno. A Los Angeles-based cannabis company called MedMen is opening the facility.
Miles Construction, out of Carson City, is building this 45,000-square-foot project, with plans to finish it in eight months.
“It’s been a difficult road and we’re here, finally. It’s very exciting for the industry. It’s very exciting for them,” Cary Richardson, Vice President of Business Operations for Miles Construction, said.
MedMen’s facility is the first ground-up cannabis growing operation in northern Nevada.
“This just made sense. The addressable market in the state of Nevada, because of tourism, is outstanding. For use to build something of this magnitude, cultivation and production, you need a real market to address, and we believe Nevada has that market,” MedMen CEO and Co-Founder Adam Bierman said.
This facility cultivates and produces cannabis. It will bring around 50 jobs to northern Nevada.
MedMen plans to produce 10,000 pounds of marijuana at this facility per year – all for medical use – unless Nevada’s Ballot Question 2 passes in November, which would allow legal recreational consumption of marijuana.
“I think that MedMen is good, I think that’ll probably outlive just the medical environment, pretty proud to be MedMen,” Bierman said.
Though the construction is expected to be completed within the next 8 months, it will take a while for MedMen’s facility to be up and running. Not only are there paperwork and legal steps to be completed, the actual marijuana plant needs time to grow. They do hope, however, to be fully operational at some point in 2017.