Closed Groveton paper mill may find new life growing Rx marijuana
North Country's economic development coordinator, Pat Garvin, stressed Monday that "therapeutic cannabis" would be a "tiny, tiny little piece" of the eventual business puzzle at the old mill, and wouldn't come to fruition for years, if at all.
They did not object. But as Garvin pointed out in an interview Monday, although New Hampshire is poised to become the last of the New England states to approve limited use of marijuana for approved patients, Gov. Maggie Hassan has not yet signed the measure into law.
"Our goal really is to get the word out that the property will be available for any number of uses. The largest dairy farm in Coos County is nearby, so maybe artisanal cheese could be manufactured there," Garvin said.
Garvin said plans call for only a couple of the site's many buildings to be left standing, along with a greatly reduced total of some 70,000 square feet of floor space.
Subscribe for FREE!
Union Leader Business Newsletter
Two officers pinpointed in Weare shooting
Town, school budgets approved in Amherst
No dice: House kills casino gambling bill
John DiStaso's Granite Status: Scott Brown to announce exploratory committee for U.S. Senate run
Rochester firm is ready to add jobs
Hollis voters approve all warrant articles