US (UT): Utah based facility recevies building permit

A company that will grow cannabis for use in Utah's new medical cannabis program has cleared the last local hurdle to begin construction of a new facility in Box Elder County.

Ohio-based Standard Wellness was approved for a conditional-use building permit by the Corinne Planning and Zoning Commission at the commission's most recent meeting, giving the official go-ahead for construction of the medical cannabis growing facility in the city's Ag/Business Park.

Scott Ericson, representative for Standard Wellness, said the facility will use temporary “pods” for growing and processing the plant until the final buildings are constructed. Security of the temporary pods will be the same as with the long-term project, Ericson assured the commission.

Architectural and construction personnel will be the same as have been involved in previous projects in other states, although the company hopes to use local subcontractors as well.

Regarding utilities, Merkley said the cannabis facility will use less water than the standard home. State regulations are tight and will be followed in the operation of the buildings, he said.


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