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Proposed Marijuana Facility for Shelburne

Shelburne | by Phil DeLand  

The proposed development would create 30 to 50 jobs through the production of medical grade pot.

A marijuana facility could bring jobs to Shelburne.

Brandon Rosen and Peter Constantinou were on hand to present council with their proposal for the facility.

Rosen explained that it would be a $15-million investment and bring between 30 and 50 jobs to the town.

The 50,000 sq. ft. building, just off of 30 Side Road near Victoria, would been completely enclosed and will if approved, produce between 6,000 and 7,000 kg annual of medical grade product.

Revenue streams will include export, wholesale, direct medical and the recreational use market.

A few councillors had concerns regarding the smell, but Rosen assured council there will be very little to none.

He said that with the building being completely indoors and the use of charcoal and HEPA filters, no air from in the building will be directly vented to the outside.

The only smell will be inside the growing rooms themselves, according to Rosen.

Councillor Walter Benotto was concerned about security for the building.

Rosen said they will use third party security on the property, as well as 24/7 video surveillance.

Mayor Ken Bennington said he's excited about the proposition of such a large financial investment and the job creation.

However, Bennington requested a public information session for September 24th to make sure members of the town can voice any concerns before site plan approval is given.

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