ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WXYZ) – A $40 million cannabis business park will break ground in Orion Township next week.
The nearly 300,000 square-foot complex will house growers, processors, secure transporters and safety compliance operators. Grow, Cannabis Marketing says the development will bring hundreds of new jobs to Orion Township and will provide a safe and secure environment for commercial cannabis operations.
The three buildings on Premiere Drive are expected to be completed by the end of the year.
The cannabis business park, which is under the umbrella of the Oakland Business Park, is the product of several local investors, attorneys and cannabis industry consultants who have worked with its tenants throughout the entire process.
To ensure that all tenants have ample power, DTE is building an on-site substation with two 13.2 KV circuits.
According to GROW, Cannabis Marketing, the development is heavily supported by the Township of Orion and specifically, Township Supervisor Chris Barnett along with members of the board, planning commission and other departments, all of who are expected to attend the groundbreaking at noon Tuesday.
Michigan voters will decide on a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana in November. The proposal aims to regulate marijuana like alcohol.