Canajoharie – Cannabis Capital of New York?
Weed is legal in New York! So, now what? Well one step will be to find appropriate people and places to legally produce marijuana and the town of Canajoharie just might have the place, the former Beech-Nut factory! According to NBC13 WNTY, the location could be re-developed into a production site, generate tax revenue and create jobs for Montgomery County.
The Exit 29 building that once manufactured baby food and gum could be the new home for the cultivation and and manufacturing of adult-use cannabis. The Daily Gazette reports that officials have moved forward on an option agreement with E29 Labs for cleared portion of E29 Labs, which is over 19 acres. An official vote will be held at the next meeting.
This 3-phase process won't be a quick one. All together this project could take a decade to be fully complete. Along the way approximately 500 union jobs could potentially be created throughout the project’s three phases, with 150 being created in phase one and another 150 in phase two.
One of the main guys in charge of this, E29 Labs Vice President Michael Dundas, has a ton of experience. He was a founding member of one of the largest vertically integrated cannabis organizations in Massachusetts.
Syracuse.com reminds us that the Beech-Nut company had occupied that building since horse-and-buggy days. After 118 years, Beech-Nut moved out which was a bit of a blow for Canajoharie and it's 2,200 residents. The E29 site is a 550,000-square-foot plant, part of which may be entering the cannabis business.
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