What Will be Growing in White Haven Has People Talking

WHITE HAVEN, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)  A small Luzerne county community will serve as host to one of Pennsylvania’s first medical marijuana growing operations.  As the I-Team’s Andy Mehalshick reports it is the talk of town, in White Haven.

 

Standard Farms LLC will use an abandoned factory on Susquehanna Street in White Haven for its operation.
The company was one of 12 businesses in the Commonwealth that received a state permits.
Borough officials say they look forward to good things from the business..

 "The business brings an empty factory for so long and having someone new there bringing jobs to our community is exciting." Said Linda Szoke, White Haven Business Manager.

 
"It's going to have a positive effect on the community with us bringing is new jobs to the community. Somewhere between 35 to 40 jobs to start and it will grow as the company grows." Noted Gerald Feissner, Standard Farms LLC.

Feissner says he understands that some people are afraid that a criminal element will be attracted to the community but insists.."The biggest thing we are focused on is the security aspect of it. we have a security firm which has been working in this industry for 10 plus years. the are the best in the country."

 All marijuana growers must be up and running within the next six months. The state is expected to hand out permits for marijuana dispensaries.


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