MedMen broke ground on a new $15 million, 45,000-square-foot cannabis production and cultivation facility, located off Interstate 80 in Washoe County, in early October. The facility, expected to be fully operational in 2017, will serve as a model for the industry with a 26,000-square-foot, state-of-art Dutch-style greenhouse employing the latest in agro-technology, a cutting-edge extraction and production facility that measures 19,000 square feet, and high-tech testing lab for quality control. This will be MedMen’s first project in Nevada and is expected to produce 10,000 pounds of cannabis annually, and will employ nearly 200 people during the construction phase, and 50 people when fully operational.

“Cannabis is the fastest growing industry in the country, expected to reach more than $20 billion dollars in sales by 2020,” said Adam Bierman, MedMen’s CEO and co-founder. “This facility is a shining example of what is possible when smart capital and industry expertise come together. We selected Nevada for a number of reasons, in no small part its business-friendly environment, but above all because this state is on the leading edge of the cannabis evolution. We are at an inflection point in our industry. We have passed the tipping point, and cannabis will become mainstream. Nevada just happens to be more progressive than most other states. We look forward to making this a showpiece for Nevada, the cannabis industry and our company and we look forward to working closely with the local community.”

“Our philosophy is that cannabis is like any other industry, and we operate it like any other industry with institutional best practices and subject matter expertise,” added MedMen co-founder and COO Andrew Modlin. “What we do differently is that we bring a high level of innovation and performance.”

THE+SOURCE CULTIVATES NEW LOCATION IN HENDERSON

Offering more than 30 different strains of medical marijuana, as well as a variety of concentrates and edibles, The+Source medical marijuana dispensary has opened a Henderson location at 9480 S. Eastern Blvd.

“We are proud to provide access to top-rated medication, provided by our well-trained and compassionate staff, and make it more convenient to people living in the southeast part of town,” said Andrew Jolley, CEO and co-owner of The+Source and President of the Nevada Dispensary Association. “We’re excited to be welcomed into another area of the community.”

Each strain sold at The+Source is labeled to include the amount of THC and other cannabinoids, to ensure that each patient knows exactly what is in the product. The+Source also produces and packages its own marijuana, including its own line of signature strains.

The+Source opened its first location in December 2015 at 2550 S. Rainbow Blvd. at Sahara Avenue. Along with CEO Jolley, The+Source is owned and operated by partners Steve Byrne, Pat Byrne, Liesl Sicz, and members of the Harvest of Tempe team, The+Source’s sister dispensary.

The+Source’s Henderson location will offer the same operating hours as the original, and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The phone number is 702.708.2222.

OAKSTERDAM TO TEACH CULTIVATION CLASS NOVEMBER 11-14

On November 11-14 Oaksterdam University is presenting a horticulture seminar from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Plaza Hotel in Downtown Las Vegas. Experts from Oaksterdam University will teach attendees the how-tos of growing quality cannabis during its Las Vegas Indoor Horticulture Seminar. The 2–4 day (part I and part II) seminar will cover everything you need to know from seed to harvest, including: Local, State & Federal Law, Grow Room Design, Seed to Harvest, Pests & Pathogens, Strain Selection, Organic Methods, Yield Maximization, Nutrients & pH, Soil Science, Lighting & Equipment, Electrical Safety, and Sustainability. To reserve your seat, visit http://oaksterdamuniversity.com/lasvegas2016/