Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, has agreed to plead guilty to three federal criminal charges for its role in creating the nation's opioid crisis and will pay more than $8 billion and close down the company.
According to Natrabis, the $20 million project will create one of the most technologically-advanced marijuana cultivation facilities in the state. It will also have its own processing center and plans for five retail locations.
The company is hiring for 65 positions, including plant managers, compliance officers, lab techs and more.
“We’re really excited to bring innovation and new industry opportunities to the local community and the state of Michigan,” said Nick Simpson, Natrabis Partner. “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.”
The congresswoman made the point during a virtual town hall alongside cannabis reform ally Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), stating that since she took office, it’s been encouraging to see members on both sides of the aisle come together on issues concerning “civil rights policy and civil liberties,” including ending “drug prohibition laws.”
“We’ve been able to propose solutions on a wide spectrum towards decriminalization, towards legalization, and that is increasingly becoming a position that more Republicans are amenable to,” she said.
Democrats and Republicans might be divided on a number of major policy issues, but Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said on Thursday that ending the drug war and legalizing marijuana are increasingly standing out as exceptions to hyper-partisanship in Congress. The congresswoman made the point d...