Planned 130-Acre Cannabis Complex In Michigan Sells Out Phase One
Phase One included a total of 63 acres. Phase Two will include the adjacent 67 acres, which are now on sale.
Harvest Park managing director Jeff Donahue said in a statement, “Phase One sold out quickly. We expected to open Phase Two sometime within the second quarter of 2018, and the response has far exceeded our expectations.”
Harvest Park claims to be the largest medical marijuana development east of the Mississippi. To power the complex and provide water, the company is partnering with local utility company Lansing Board of Water & Light, who plans to supply a portion of the energy using nearby solar installations.
The company says the facilities will create as many as 1,000 new jobs once fully occupied. The township of Windsor has a population of less than 7,000. 138 medical marijuana licenses have been awarded by the city for cultivation, processing, transportation and lab testing.
Michigan has one of the largest medical marijuana programs in the country with well over a quarter of a million registered patients, making it second only to California’s medical program.
A movement to legalize recreational marijuana in Michigan, lead by The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, has gathered 365,000 signatures and is qualified for a spot on the next ballot, assuming the state certified at least 252,523 of the signatures as valid. If the measure passes, Harvest Park will be in a good position to take advantage of the inevitable growth of the state’s marijuana industry.
Nearly 57% of Michigan voters support marijuana legalization, according to a recent poll.