Medically-approved cannabis will soon be available in the Hudson Valley.
HAMPTONBURGH – A new medical marijuana facility is predicted to be up and running in the next few weeks.
PharmaCannis will operate the new facility, scheduled to provide medical marijuana to the public under the New York Compassionate Care Act.
“I think it’s great, I was behind it from day one and it’s even more rewarding that they were ranked number one out of all the applicants in New York State,” said Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus, who believes the new facility will help the people that will need it going forward. “We’ve seen mom and dads who have children, that are benefiting from this facility today so to have it in my county and to have it creating over 70 jobs and helping people, you can’t ask for anything more than that.”
He also described attendant security at the facility – which is equipped with 307 cameras for Big Brother-like monitoring of every nook and cranny – as being a top priority: “Security is run by all retired NYPD people, the best law enforcement department in the world.”
General Counsel of PharmaCannis Jeremy Unruh believes that the new facility – located in Hamptonburgh and 0ccupying 135,000 square feet, half of which is greenhouse space – will influence the model of other markets in this new pot paradigm.