When Justice Grown was looking to select a site for its first Pennsylvania medical marijuana growing and processing center, it focused on finding a location with immediate access to major transportation routes and an available workforce. It found both when it chose a site in the Humboldt Industrial Park.
In addition to Greater Hazleton having the workforce capacity the company was looking for to staff its new cultivation and processing facility, company officials said they found a “welcoming community” when they visited Greater Hazleton and it was one of the biggest reasons they chose Humboldt Industrial Park.
Another key reason was immediate access to major transportation routes that put the company within an easy drive of its three dispensaries in Edwardsville, Dickson City and Bethlehem.
Additionally, the 10-acre site along Chestnut Hill Drive in Humboldt fit all the needs that the company was looking for in a site. Construction is underway on the 55,000 square-foot facility where Justice Grown will cultivate marijuana plants and process them into either flower or oils. The company expects to have the facility operational by the end of 2019 and anticipates hiring 20 to 30 initial employees and as many as 50 if officials decide to expand their original plans.
Officials at Justice Grown said working with CAN DO made the process easy from the moment the company expressed interest in the property and that also impacted its decision. “CAN DO offers a great business park to best-in-class businesses that’s close to transportation routes and local law enforcement. Joe Lettiere and the staff at CAN DO did a very good job with identifying a property that fit our needs. They were very flexible on timing and what we needed. It was a seamless process for our business. We are excited to be in Greater Hazleton and bring jobs and economic development to the area. We plan to be leaders in the community.”
The products from the Greater Hazleton facility will primarily be sold in Justice Grown’s three Northeast PA dispensaries but the company is open to the sale of its products at other dispensaries throughout Pennsylvania. The Chicago-based company also operates cultivation facilities in Illinois and California.