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US (OR): Growers buy building for $3.2 million growing facility

Two Oregon cannabis growers have bought a White Creek building in preparation for growing adult-use cannabis there. To prepare their application for state permits, Tim Lorito and his wife, Yahina Vargas, have gotten town and county IDA approvals and closed the former Morcon Tissue plant. Morcon Tissue moved to a nearby location in 2018. 

The Long Island native picked the former Morcon site because the buildings seemed ideal for his purposes – which is to create an indoor, year-round growing facility at a cost of $3.2 million. At the former plant, he does not have to build from scratch, and the buildings are in an area that can be secured and is not in a residential neighborhood.

Lorito does not expect the state to issue permits for growing cannabis for at least another year, citing his experience as a grower in Oregon. For the last three years, the couple ran Flyin Dutch Boys, an adult-use cannabis growing business in Scio, Oregon.

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