Adirondack Supervisor endorses medical marijuana company

In April of this year, when he announced the recipients of numerous smart growth grants in the Adirondacks, Gov. Andrew Cuomo reaffirmed his commitment to invest in a region that needs long-term economic stability.

At that time, I publicly applauded the governor’s actions. In the next several weeks, Gov. Cuomo will have another opportunity to partner with local governments to create significant and meaningful economic activity within the 6-million-acre Adirondack Park.

Soon, the governor will select five businesses to manufacture and distribute medical marijuana in New York. Of the 43 applicants, only one plans to build a greenhouse and manufacturing facility within the blue line of the Adirondack Park in Chester.

That company, Etain LLC, is a new endeavor from a family with long-standing ties to this community. The officers of Etain are all members of the Peckham family. Their separate aggregate and construction materials business, Peckham Industries, has operated...

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