Wolcott cannabis company to employ 100

Posted by: Teonan

Wolcott cannabis company to employ 100 - 05/08/15 04:00 PM


Company hopes to make marijuana medicine

13wham.com
Friday, May 8, 2015

A local company is applying for a license under New York's Compassionate Care Act to grow and produce marijuana-based medicines. The patient-centered biopharmaceutical company, based in Wolcott, is called Butler Evergreen. The new company will use the latest technology in controlled-environment agriculture, bioscience, and processing to produce a full line of natural, non-smokable, medical products. "We believe the Compassionate Care Act will help the quality of life for people suffering from a host of illnesses," said Scott Marshall. "We are also excited about the prospects of creating jobs here in Wayne County." University of Rochester Medical Center's Dr. Luke Peppone will be advising Butler Evergreen in the areas of research and new treatment. "I am very excited to play a part in this important effort," said Dr. Peppone. "We need more options when it comes to controlling the side-effects of cancer treatment, and I am looking forward to the research opportunities and medical advancements made possible in partnership with Butler Evergreen." The Wolcott facility will not dispense medicine, as per the state law. New York State will grant a total of five licenses in the coming months to companies capable of growing, processing and distributing cannabis-based treatments by January 2016. These medicines would be used to treat cancer, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and several other conditions. Each licensed producer will also be permitted to operate four geographically-disperse locations for patients to fill their prescriptions. Butler Evergreen will employ approximately 100 employees, most of them locally.
Posted by: Acenes

Re: Wolcott cannabis company to employ 100 - 05/31/15 06:38 PM

Excellent idea, and badly needed in the Wolcott area.
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Wolcott cannabis company to employ 100 - 06/02/15 10:30 AM


Room for more. Wish them luck!


A second company wants to establish a medical marijuana growing operation in Wayne County

Compassionate Care Center of New York is applying for one of five licenses to grow and sell medical marijuana in a program the state Department of Health is expected to launch in January. The company has leased a greenhouse in Newark and plans to use 150,000 square feet of the 350,000-square-foot facility for its growing operation.

Dr. Larry Good, CCCNY's chief executive officer and former chief of the gastroenterology division at South Nassau Communities Hospital, said the company has received a warm reception from Newark officials. He said the project will not only provide benefits to New Yorkers who need the drug, but it will also create jobs in the village.

Read on: http://auburnpub.com/blogs/eye_on_ny/a-s...7f71e696b2.html
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Wolcott cannabis company to employ 100 - 06/02/15 10:31 AM


Sure is Acenes. Room for more. Wish them luck!


A second company wants to establish a medical marijuana growing operation in Wayne County

Compassionate Care Center of New York is applying for one of five licenses to grow and sell medical marijuana in a program the state Department of Health is expected to launch in January. The company has leased a greenhouse in Newark and plans to use 150,000 square feet of the 350,000-square-foot facility for its growing operation.

Dr. Larry Good, CCCNY's chief executive officer and former chief of the gastroenterology division at South Nassau Communities Hospital, said the company has received a warm reception from Newark officials. He said the project will not only provide benefits to New Yorkers who need the drug, but it will also create jobs in the village.

Read on: http://auburnpub.com/blogs/eye_on_ny/a-s...7f71e696b2.html