US (NY): Part of massive Putnam County greenhouse may add cannabis

Putnam County Board heard this week from Mid-American Growers, formerly known as Color Point, about a request to amend existing county ordinances to allow the growing of medical and recreational cannabis.

In advance of the Jan. 1 legalization of recreational cannabis, many Illinois businesses are gearing up to get into the cannabis business. Known again as Mid-American Growers, the former flower grower wants to start growing medical and recreational cannabis in addition to the hemp production they’re already involved in.

Color Point was purchased in June by MichiCann Medical Inc., which operates as Red, White & Bloom for use as a hemp production facility. Hemp grown at the Granville facility is used for the cannabidiol (CBD) market. Cannabidiol products do not contain any of the chemicals in cannabis that produce a high.

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