Medical marijuana operation could bring 100 jobs to Saugerties, town supervisor says

AUGERTIES >> A proposed medical marijuana growing operation could bring 100 jobs to a site just south of the U.S. Army Reserve Center on Old Kings Highway, according to town Supervisor Greg Helsmoortel.

Helsmoortel said Monday that the proposal, by a company called New York Growing Partners, envisions a facility to grow medical marijuana. He said it is unrelated to a previous proposal by a company called Canna Care LLC. “They’re out of the picture now,” he said.

The proposed 12-acre site of the operation, known as the John Mullen shovel-ready site, already has gone through most of the planning process, including water, sewer, archaeological and environmental reviews, Helsmoortel said.

He said the approved plans allow for a building of up to 98,000 square feet.

The supervisor said the site would have “very heavy” security, but he did not elaborate.

Company officials met previously with the property owner and approached...

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