ADELANTO – Some residents are for and some are against the use of Marijuana for medical purposes, but regardless cultivation facilities are coming to the City of Adelanto.
Nearly a year ago, the city council for the City of Adelanto voted to allow these cultivations in the industrial area of the city. On Thursday, September 15, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. city officials, Conco Construction representatives and Genex Trading officials met at the location on Raccoon Road, just north of Rancho Road for a groundbreaking ceremony. Genex is starting this business, which is the first of its kind in all of Southern California; making the City of Adelanto a pioneer of sorts.
The 12,000 square foot facility is expected to come with a $2 million price tag, all funding by David Abovian; the owner of Genex Trading. The building will be equipped with both a 40-camera security system and a 24-hour armed guard.
“The city changed the ordinance so that people like me can build up the city,” said Abovian. He said that his business, that when open, will be employing 10-15 people with at least 80% of them local to the Victor Valley. “We want to give the community a chance to work since we know there are not enough jobs in the area,” said Abovian.
Being one step closer to reality; this and other controversial medicinally-based marijuana cultivation facilities are believed to just a part of what the City of Adelanto needs to become financially viable. “It is the best thing the city did to bring jobs and revenue to the city,” Abovian added. The contract with Conco Construction, a local company is expected to have the building complete in 6 months.
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