Cannabis Grow Facility Breaks Ground East of Reno

medmenMedMen, a cannabis management and capital firm from Los Angeles, broke ground this week on a new $15 million, 45,000-square-foot  production and cultivation facility off Interstate 80 Exit 23 in Washoe County.

The facility is expected to be operational in 2017. It will have a state-of-art greenhouse, an extraction and production facility and a test lab. It is expected to produce 10,000 pounds of cannabis annually.

medmen-edited-9096“Cannabis is the fastest growing industry in the country, expected to reach more than $20 billion dollars in sales by 2020,” said Adam Bierman, MedMen’s chief executive officer and co-founder. “We selected Nevada for a number of reasons, in no small part its business friendly environment, but above all because this state is on the leading edge of the cannabis evolution.”

MedMen will manage the facility, which will produce flower, concentrates and a range of marijuana infused products. Miles Construction, a northern Nevada contractor, is starting construction on the project immediately.

MedMen said that it will employ nearly 200 people during the construction phase, and 50 people when the facility is operational.

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  1. Not sure why they think Nevada is on the “leading edge of cannabis evolution” when their fines and penalties for possession of small amounts are some of the highest in the country. Nevada’s ‘wild west’ reputation was founded on Whiskey, Wimmin’ and Gamblin’ and doesn’t seem too eager to embrace pot smoking. Unless by ‘cannabis evolution’ they mean making tons of money they may be on the right track. For the occasional smoker or someone who likes to grow their own, Nevada has yet to evolve out of the dark ages.

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