Cannabis company takes over production in former orchid greenhouse

Cannabis company takes over production in former orchid greenhouse

Acreage Holdings, a New York-based cannabis company, purchased the vacant south New Jersey greenhouse last April.

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September 5, 2018
philly.com
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In rural South Jersey, in a huge greenhouse that was custom-built for delicate, brilliantly hued orchids a decade ago, more than 35,000 cannabis plants are expected to be nurtured from seed as early as next spring.

Acreage Holdings, a New York-based cannabis company, purchased the vacant, multimillion-dollar greenhouse in Sewell last April as New Jersey's medical marijuana program exploded and the state began preparing for a potentially bustling recreational market.

The 135,000-square-foot greenhouse is adjacent to Delaware Valley Floral, a nationwide distributor of cut roses and flowers, and is in an area of Gloucester County with scattered houses and farms.  The greenhouse could become the largest marijuana cultivation center on the East Coast.

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