A 433,000-square-foot weed campus is coming to upstate New York

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A massive 433,000-square-foot weed complex is coming to New York State and will include all the fixings.

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It will stand in the Hudson Valley, where Cresco Labs held a ceremony last week to mark the start of construction, the real deal informed of.

Cresco Labs, a medical marijuana company based in Chicago, purchased the industrial site at 11 Aluminum Drive in Allenville last year. The site was home to a former shred knife factory.


Plans for the sprawling complex will include space for cannabis cultivation, processing, packaging and distribution.

The first phase will involve 75 full-time workers to work on the renovation of the permanent building. The second phase will see over 375 people building a new one.

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Construction comes as New York continues to struggle to open its first legal dispensary in the entire state.

Illegal smoking shops have become a popular tenant, especially in Manhattan alone, prior to state-sanctioned openings.

Selling cannabis without a license is against the law, but enforcement of the law mainly took off after the state legalized marijuana for recreational use last March.

With this massive project, Cresco Labs is trying to gain a firm foothold in the already massive weed market in the state. The company already operates dozens of dispensaries across the country.

It is unclear when the complex is expected to be completed. The post has reached out to Cresco Labs for comment.

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