VAN BUREN COUNTY– A lot of cannabis will start flowing out of a small Michigan town in the coming months.
305 Farms has planted roots about 30 miles west of Kalamazoo near Lawrence, a small Michigan village along I-94. Once complete, the company’s facilities there will grow 80,000 cannabis plants at a time.
Phase one of the project, which is complete, includes a 44,000-square-foot building in Lawrence’s industrial park that will house 2,500 marijuana plants for 305 Farms. The facility held a grand opening Monday, March 15.
The first of three buildings in Van Buren County will have a lab, commercial kitchen, rolling machine and vault, 305 Farms cultivation assistant Henry Payne said as MLive toured the facility.
The company will recycle 95% of the water used in growing its plants, Vice President of Business Development Mitchell Maltz said. They will also use LED artificial grow lights, which consume less electricity, Maltz said.
By 2025, 305 Farms plans to have 80,000 marijuana plants and 350,000 square feet of growing and processing space operating in Lawrence.
The company will be the “largest single-stack facility,” in Michigan, Maltz said. The growing, processing and product creation will all be within the 40-acre campus.
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“We’ve finally made it for Lawrence,” Village President David Quick said Monday. “Lawrence has struggled for a long time. The park has struggled. With 305 coming in and bringing in all these jobs, the tax base is phenomenal for us .”
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