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