Nestled in a small area of Grand Lake is one of the state’s smallest cannabis-growing operations that has many neighbors wanting to take a peek inside.
Caleb Neal, co-owner of Native Veteran, often entertains the people knocking on his door, because his work is far from nefarious. But people are curious about the climate-controlled 900-square-foot building visible on Neal’s property outside the city limits.
He is native to Delaware County, where more than 200 cultivators are licensed through the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority. By population, it’s only about a tenth the size of the city of Tulsa but not far off in terms of the total number of licensed growing operations.
Located in the northeast corner of the state, Delaware County is not far from the Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas state lines. It’s surrounded by pastureland and wooded areas; bison, cattle and goat herds; Grand Lake; and several tributary creeks.
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