Proposed medical marijuana farm near Roswell gets OK

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 14, 2015 at 3:11 a.m.



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ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A medical marijuana growing facility near Roswell has been given the green light.

The Roswell Daily Record reports (http://goo.gl/8D93Qs) that Roswell-Chaves County Extraterritorial Commission voted late Tuesday to change the zoning use to allow the facility to go up.

Kevin Cheney, a consultant for Pecos Valley Pharmaceuticals, says the approval boost the chances of the company receiving a license from the New Mexico Department of Health to grow medical marijuana.

But he says it does not ensure that a cannabis growing facility will be built at the site of the former Nature's Dairy.

Officials say the proposed facility would grow up to 450 marijuana plants indoors. It also won't be allowed to sell marijuana to the public and will have tight security.

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Information from: Roswell Daily Record, http://www.roswell-record.com

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