New Mexico tribe puts up land for $160M medicinal greenhouse

WORK ON A GREENHOUSE THE SIZE OF 100 FOOTBALL FIELDS…. ABOUT AN HOUR WEST OF ALBUQUERQUE. INSIDE… WORKERS WILL GROW 40-MILLION MEDICINAL PLANTS A YEAR… INCLUDING MARIJUANA. NEWS 13’S REBECCA ATKINS IS LIVE IN THE NEWSPLEX WITH A LOOK AT THE FACILITY. REBECCA. DEAN, THE MASSIVE GREENHOUSE ON THE ACOMA PUEBLO WILL BE USED FOR RESEARCH AND IN TURN BRING HUNDREDS OF JOBS TO THE STATE. THAT’S ONE REASON WHY THE COMPANY CHOSE TO BUILD THERE. THE PICTURES SPEAK VOLUMES… A STATE OF THE ART, GREENHOUSE FACILITY TO GROW MILLIONS OF MEDICINAL PLANTS WILL SOON FIND A HOME ON THE ACOMA facilities like this going forward.” 6:36 CHRIS AHMIE, WITH THE ACOMA PUEBLO, SAYS YEARS AGO, THEY HAD SET ASIDE THE 150 ACRES FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. 3:13 “We didn’t anticipate something quite this large, we thought it was going to be a slow stepping stone, in small businesses locating here.” 3:22 BUILDING THE GREENHOUSE WILL COST 160 MILLION DOLLARS. THE CONSTRUCTION WILL BRING IN 12-HUNDRED JOBS. THE DELAWARE BASED COMPANY — BRIGHT GREEN WILL BE LEASING THE LAND. IT WILL BUILD GAS AND ELECTRIC UTILITIES AND IMPROVE THE PUEBLO’S WATER SYSTEM. 0:01 “Imagine a world without cancer, heart disease…0:05 RESEARCHERS WILL USE THE FACILITY TO FIND CURES. THEY’LL TURN TO PLANTS LIKE TURMERIC WHICH BENEFITS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM… OR BACOPA MONNERA FOR BRAIN HEALTH. MARIJUANNA WILL ALSO BE RESEARCHED AND HARVESTED FOR OILS. 0:28 “The Bright Green group of companies build teams of researchers.” 0:32 AHMIE SAYS, THE C-E-O SAW MORE OPPORTUNITIES AT THE PUEBLO, THAN JUST GOOD LAND. 2:13 “He would like to see an operation like this benefit a community like ours that’s in rural New Mexico and generally underseved.” 2:23 THE MAIN FOCUS, TO HIRE TRIBAL MEMBERS, BUT HE SAYS THERE WILL BE NEEDS FROM OUTSIDE THE PUEBLO AS WELL. 6:36 “I think it’s going to be a jewel here in New Mexico that we can all be proud of.” 6:41 THE LENGTH OF THE PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO LAST TWO YEARS. WHEN COMPLETED, THE HOPE IS TO EMPLOY MORE THAN 150 PEOPLE. DEAN BACK TO YOU. OK REBECCA. THE PUEBLO TELLS US WHILE DEALING WITH CANNABIS… THEY WILL COMPLY WITH ALL FEDERAL LAWS. MAYOR BERRY WANTS TO

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  1. Comply with all federal laws? Ya right. Federal law states that cannabis is schedule one which is equivalent to heroin and LSD (NO MEDICAL USE/VALUE).

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