The future of marijuana began Tuesday in Freetown.

By Kevin P. O’Connor / Herald News 

Posted Sep 25, 2018 at 4:17 PM Updated Sep 26, 2018 at 1:39 PM FREETOWN — The future of marijuana began Tuesday in Freetown.

AmeriCann, a company that promises to serve the marijuana industry, celebrated the start of its facility in the Campanelli industrial park. The company said it will eventually have a million square feet of greenhouses and processing labs.

The facility also will make marijuana more affordable and trustworthy for those who use it, according to Tim Keogh, AmeriCann CEO.

“The supply, right now, is restricted, so the price is artificially high. We expect this will help change that.”

AmeriCann owns 52 acres just off of Main Road, land the company bought from the Boston Beer Co. two years ago.

Footings are already in the ground for the first building, part of a 30,000-square-foot complex to grow and process marijuana. That should be up and in operation within a year, according to Jeffrey DeMarco, a partner with Campanelli. Campanelli is building the complex.

A second building of 350,000 square feet will follow, with the third phase a 600,000-square-foot greenhouse and processing laboratory.

The facility, to be called the Massachusetts Medical Cannabis Center, or MMCC, will grow marijuana in greenhouses and process bud into oils, tinctures, beverages and edibles. It will hire out space in its greenhouses to marijuana companies and also accept marijuana grown by other companies to be tested and processed in its laboratories.

The original article can be found here:  http://www.southcoasttoday.com/news/20180925/marijuana-complex-breaks-ground-in-freetown

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