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Local cannabis company Natrabis is set to break ground on a 54,000-square-foot cultivation facility in Lake Orion, Michigan this week.

This move is expected to create about 65 new jobs.

Natrabis said in a news release that its $20 million project at 4601 Liberty Drive South will be one of the most technically advanced marijuana cultivation facilities in the state, with its own processing center outfitted with an on-site lab by Troy-based Precession Extraction.

It also plans 5 retail locations.

Natrabis said it will be hiring:

Plant managers, controllers, compliance officers, lab and cultivation technicians as well as for administrative, janitorial, packagers and marketing/sales positions.

“We’ve been in the industry for over 20 years and are committed to producing the highest quality cannabis at an affordable price through the use of cutting-edge technology, and we can’t wait to start growing with Michigan,” Natrabis partner Nick Simpson said in a news release.

With 20,000 plants in the facility, the company will use a Rhythm “fertigation” system that will operate automatically and on-demand through a software program that tracks and manages each plant’s health throughout the growing cycle.

Natrabis will also install an HVAC system that captures condensation through an underground filtration system, which is then recycled as clean water to help irrigate the plants.

Natrabis said it is using a combination of individual investors and debt partner Advanced Flower Capita to develop the new facility, which it expects to be completed in February 2021.

The company also plans to build another 54,000 square-foot facility in Michigan and other expansions in Florida, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.


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