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US: Rhode Island's largest cannabis facility starts production

A new cannabis cultivator in Rhode Island recently launched a new facility to produce and distribute premium and rare products. Ocean State Controlled Botanicals, or OSCB, launched Hangar 420, its cannabis innovation, production, and distribution facility in Warwick. The facility has 10,000 square feet of licensed production space with the flexibility to scale production and capacity with growing demand to more than 18,000 feet.

Executives say they have plans to grow exotic strains onsite, including Do Si Sherbert, a indica dominant hybrid that provides relief to physical ailments, and Crescendo, a sativa-dominant hybrid.
“We source some of the best genetics in the country. Finding new, great strains is part of our model,” Joe Dilley, Hangar 420′s director of post-production, said in an interview Tuesday. He explained that some employees began growing plants last summer, which are now ready to go to the medical market. “And we will 100 percent go out of way to find the best strains possible.”

Dilley said the facility will create dozens of jobs, which will add to their experienced team of 12 growers and operators, during a pivotal time in the state’s cannabis industry.

Rhode Island lawmakers are expected to introduce legislation that would legalize recreational marijuana during this session. Dilley said the scalability of the facility could be a benefit to the state as new licenses come out to accommodate recreational use.

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