Largest Cannabis Cultivation Center to be Built in New Mexico

New Mexico has a medical marijuana program and despite strong support for a legalized adult-use marijuana program, that has not happened yet. Ultra Health is New Mexico’s largest medical marijuana provider and they are taking real initiative under the belief that adult-use marijuana is inevitable in New Mexico by building the largest cannabis cultivation center in all of North America.

New Mexico is Colorado’s southern neighbor, so between state officials probably being tired of seeing their residents spend money in Colorado along with seeing the marijuana legalization movement gaining such support nationwide, Ultra Health can easily see the leverage marijuana advocates have in the fight to legalize cannabis. Apparently the large medical marijuana provider is looking to dominate the recreational marijuana market in New Mexico as well.

Ultra Health says the new facility will have the capacity to accommodate other licensed producers in New Mexico. There are 35 licensed nonprofit producers of medical marijuana in the state.

The new site will include 20 acres of indoor cultivation, 80 acres of outdoor cannabis fields, 100 acres of outdoor hemp fields and 120,000 square feet of production buildings, says the release.

Ultra Health also says it aims to lead in sustainability by integrating modern agribusiness and green technologies, including solar, wind and rainwater harvesting. The sustainable site will take advantage of natural sunlight and secure water rights to 1,000 acre-feet of water, equivalent to 325.9 million gallons of water per year, according to the release.

Ultra Health also says it aims to lead in sustainability by integrating modern agribusiness and green technologies, including solar, wind and rainwater harvesting. The sustainable site will take advantage of natural sunlight and secure water rights to 1,000 acre-feet of water, equivalent to 325.9 million gallons of water per year, according to the release.

“Ultra Health Tularosa was conceived to solve a challenge and to seize an opportunity,” said Ultra Health CEO and president Duke Rodriguez in the release. “This new facility will ensure the commitment of continuing to produce and deliver the highest quality, most affordable and convenient cannabis in the state.”

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