The Desert Sun reports:
On Ramon Road in Cathedral City, beams and walls are beginning to frame a structure so big, you could rebuild the Palm Springs Convention Center on top of the same footprint and still have space to spare. This is the future home of Sunniva, a Canada-based medical cannabis company that plans to grow, process and sell marijuana from a base in Cathedral City.
The construction underway today – the portion larger than the convention center – is only the first of two buildings that will be built on the Ramon Road campus. When both buildings are finished, they’ll cover 489,000 square feet, or more than eight football fields. The facility on Ramon Road will cost $54 million to build.
When both phases are complete, it will grow 187,000 pounds of dry cannabis a year – enough to roll somewhere between 160 million to 390 million average-sized joints a year. Last year, Sunniva estimated that three or more shipments of product will leave the facility every week in 5-ton trucks.