Details On The Cannabis Growing Facility That Broke Ground In Washoe

Oct 17, 2016

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MedMen, a marijuana management and capital firm based in Los Angeles, broke ground on a new production and cultivation facility this month in Washoe County. Our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly has the details. 

The 45,000-square-foot operation east of Sparks is opening next year and will cost $15 million. It's the firm’s first project in Nevada and is expected to produce 10,000 pounds of cannabis each year.

Company officials see a growing opportunity in the state as the vote for adult recreational use approaches. They add that even if that ballot measure does not pass next month, it will happen at some point.

MedMen will manage the facility, which will produce flower, concentrates and a range of marijuana infused products. The facility will include a Dutch style greenhouse employing the latest in agro-technology, a cutting-edge extraction and production facility and test lab.

The project will employ nearly 200 during the construction phase, and 50 people when fully operational.