Managing Director and CFO Jeremy Capussi of JC Fresh Farms said their company wants to take their 60 plus years in cultivation experience further by having a greenhouse cannabis operation in Northwest Missouri. Capussi has applied for one cultivation license in Maryville as Green Planet Missouri.
“Getting into the medical cannabis space is something that has become a passion for me the same way the vegetable industry has been my passion,” Capussi said. “Growing and selling fresh produce and encouraging consumers to eat healthily has been a blessing in my life as I feel like our company is making a difference in the world. I have been farming my whole life outside and inside which I want to continue that for many generations to come. I have studied the medical cannabis for a very long time and because Canada is federally legal since October 2018, I have learned so much about the new industry and gained tons of experiences in already growing it in Canada.”
Capussi said they teamed up with the local government and university to chart out their cultivation application.
“We are very technologically advanced in our greenhouses,” Capussi said. “They’re big on people staying in the area after school. We need more people out of school.”