A Canadian biotechnology company wants to cultivate medical marijuana in a former copper mine in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula where it has been growing plants for more than a decade.
Prairie Plant Systems Inc., which has a contract to supply medical marijuana in Canada, would need approval from state and federal officials to convert the mine in White Pine, the Detroit Free Press reported Monday. Brent Zettl, the company’s president and CEO, said there’s demand despite major regulatory hurdles.
“There’s a need to bring this under the proper reins of appropriate manufacturing for patient safety and for public safety,” Zettl said. News-Review
Quite the enterprising re-purposing in the New Economy.