The partnership was MMJ’s idea, and tribal officials agreed to the plan, as the land was previously set to become a business park.
“The project isn’t a typical medical or recreational marijuana deal where cannabis is grown and sold in the commercial market,” members of the Tewáthahón:ni Corporation Board of Managers say in an official statement.
Because this grow will happen on tribal land, they should be able to get special permission from the DEA under the DEA Importer Permit allowing the grow. They will only be able to sell cannabis to medical facilities and labs, as well as universities or other organizations that are using the cannabis for research.
Under the Importer Permit, MMJ will be able to bring plants from Canada, where they will be grown, and Jamaica, should they choose to grow cannabis there. The grow will be indoor, and can produce up to 40 tons of dry cannabis per year after completion. The facility will contain about 20 acres of cannabis