US (NY): Eerie County based growing and processing facility passed operational inspection

Cannabis has been planted at Erie's first legal growing and processing facility.

Calypso Enterprises, 910 Downing Ave., passed its operational inspection Tuesday with no deficiencies and was allowed to cultivate and grow cannabis, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health's Office of Medical Cannabis. The 51,200-square-foot indoor facility also has received its certificate of occupancy from the city of Erie.

"We've worked tremendously hard since being awarded the permit to get to this point," Calypso President Samuel P. "Pat" Black III said in a prepared statement to the Erie Times-News. "It wasn't an easy task to build a brand-new facility, create and implement the operational procedures, recruit and hire the staff necessary to get started in the time frame we did, and I'm very proud of our teams for seeing it through."

Calypso received the grower/processor permit July 31 as part of Phase II of the state's Medical Cannabis Program. It was the only permit awarded to an Erie County facility and one of three in northwestern Pennsylvania along with others in Brookville and Farrell.


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