Panola, MS. – Voters approved medical marijuana overwhelmingly in November, but earlier this year, the Supreme Court overturned the process used to get it put to the vote.
As FOX13 found out, a businessman in Panola County will be playing state legislators who are getting the industry on the right track.
At the back of Panola County Airport’s industrial complex, the ground is already broken for a company called Hybrid Relief.
Businessman Tony Barragan told FOX13 that if the legislature adopts a medical marijuana program, the building that will be here will become an 18,000-square-foot greenhouse.
All he will have to do is bring in the growth equipment from Colorado.
Panola County’s Willie Doyle likes what he hears.
“Me, I do not think I knew they were building one, but it’s all good if it helps people. I think it helps people, ”Doyle said.
Barragan said he chose the location because it’s about half a mile from the Panola County Sheriff’s Department. He says it makes it much safer.
“As long as you have security, you’re much better at helping,” Doyle said.
Barragan says that if it becomes a greenhouse, it will have the latest security.
However, not everyone around here is for it. A man who would not go on camera said he was against it because it would just lead to full legalization of the pot.
Barragan says that if medical marijuana is not approved in Mississippi, he will just have an 18,000-square-foot warehouse to rent out.
Barragan says that if the warehouse becomes a greenhouse, he would also like to hire duty enforcement for security.
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