Construction begins on Bright Green’s $ 300 million Cannabis Research Center

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One of the nation’s largest cannabis research and manufacturing facilities on Tuesday paved the way for what the company says is the most technologically advanced cannabis research facility in North America. Located in Grants, the facility will be part of a $ 300 million investment by Bright Green Corp. and the state of New Mexico in the state’s growing cannabis infrastructure. According to a press release, the plant will employ more than 100 people.

Bright Green will operate under a Memorandum of Understanding with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). According to a press release from the company, they intend the facility to be part of a larger national market for cannabis research and products.

“Today opens a new era in research into herbal therapies. The work being done by Bright Green will provide the highest quality herbal products on the market for research by DEA-certified researchers and other federally licensed Schedule 1 drug handlers, ” said Terry Rafih, president of Bright Green Corporation.

In addition to working with the governor, Bright Green says he worked with local and tribal leaders in Cibola County from the start to create the right environment for innovation and research.

The facility will feature one of the most advanced agricultural greenhouse ecosystems with a state-of-the-art automated system. The new facility will cover 115 acres in Grants, New Mexico. When complete, Bright Green will operate over seven million square feet of cannabis infrastructure in New Mexico.

Construction of the facility is expected to be completed in 2023.


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