USA’s Michigan County will be seeing an employment boost in the form of medical marijuana jobs. The city of Marshall is the approved location for a brand new Michigan Pure Med headquarters, and the new space should create an estimated 400 new jobs in Michigan over the next five years.
Michigan Pure Med is not making a light move, the new headquarters will be a 1 million square foot, cultivation, and processing facility. Construction is scheduled to begin in September.
400 New Jobs in Michigan
According to its website, Michigan Pure Med is Michigan “states leading vertically-integrated pharmaceutical medical cannabis company”. It specializes in pharmaceutical-grade marijuana.
The company currently has facilities across Michigan in the areas of Detroit, Hazel Park, and Lansing, but this new expansion will be its first processing facility in the state.
According to Scott Fleming, Marshall Area Economic Development Alliance CEO, Michigan Pure Med is the first of a handful of companies to receive approval to build a processing facility since Marshall City Council approved the growing and processing of medical marijuana in the city back in June 2017.
The city has yet to approve of dispensaries, however, but one step at a time!
However, in other cities across the state of Michigan, Michigan Pure Med has eight dispensaries.
The Importance of Jobs
The 400 new jobs will bring needed labor to the 7,000-people-strong city of Marshall and community leaders are already looking into new housing options to accommodate the increase in population.
“That will increase the population. We want them to live here as they work here, and we’re also looking at the multiplying affect of the economy, where they buy goods and services here and pay taxes. This is a business that’s coming in. It’s no different than a tomato grower or pepper grower coming in. They’re producing product and sending it out.”
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