Thursday, April 19, 2018

Otero County to have largest cannabis cultivation facility in North America.

New Mexico's top medical marijuana producer is buying farmland in southern New Mexico where it plans to build what it says will be the largest cannabis cultivation facility in North America. Ultra Health announced the acquisition Thursday, unveiling a three-dimensional rendering of what the facility will look like via social media. The property spans nearly one-third of a square mile (81 hectares) in Otero County. It will include 20 acres (8 hectares) of indoor cultivation, 80 acres (32 hectares) of outdoor cannabis fields and another 100 acres (40 hectares) of outdoor hemp fields. Ultra Health president and CEO Duke Rodriguez says the company is preparing for a future in which New Mexico stands to benefit from an expanded medical marijuana market and legalized recreational use. Legalization is shaping up to be among the campaign issues in the gubernatorial race. The company says the grow facility is expected to employ about 100 people...MORE

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It was only a matter of time until New Mexico descended into the whirl pool of drug addict states such as Colorado and California. Will the state tax the production of this weed in the same manner in which cigarettes are taxed? Will the institutional recipients of this "smokers tax" improve their educational efforts? Will the Mexican Cartels attack the Marijuana farm as an intrusion into their personal space in New Mexico? Will the New Mexico National Guard be called out to protect Marijuana cultivation in Otero county from all of the drug addicts who will migrate to the "farm" and try to get their ounce of legal dope?
Oh! I forgot that this Marijuana is going for medical purposes! Will the state rolls of the sick and incapacitated increase in relation to the availability of Mecidal Marijuana? Many of the sick and lame will be made whole with a regular diet of Marijuana, and then maybe they will need a greater supply of the more addictive and violence generating drugs. Will the legislature legalize the production of crack also? Maybe it is time for a new legislature in Santa Fe, one which really has the interests of New Mexico at heart.