Federally sanctioned marijuana grow operation to open in New Mexico

KOB, channel 4 in New Mexico was at the ground breaking.

GRANTS, N.M.  – Marijuana use is becoming more widely accepted – but for decades there's been one powerful opponent: the federal government. It is still classified as a Schedule 1 drug, meaning the feds view it like they view cocaine, heroin and meth.

But, now marijuana is moving into a class of its own because federal officials are finally allowing cannabis to be researched. Politicians and Bright Green Corporation came together in Grants, New Mexico where they will be growing a different type of green because they are breaking ground on a very unique facility.

"We are one of three, in the United States of America, that are federally legal to handle Schedule 1 drugs,” said Terry Rafih, chairman of Bright Green Corporation.

Bright Green Corp., a Canadian company, said they’re now at the forefront of unlocking the mysteries of marijuana.


"Am I against this project? No. We need jobs, we need everything that goes along with it. But, I do have a lot of concerns that need to be answered,” said Hicks.

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