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GR’s first marijuana grow holding job fair Tuesday

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The first facility to legally grow marijuana in the city of Grand Rapids is looking to hire.

Colorado-based Terrapin Care is hosting a virtual job fair Tuesday to start filling positions. It is also working to make sure workers include members of groups that bore the brunt of marijuana prohibition.

“We will be making sure that people of color have an opportunity to work for us in this brand new market of ours in Michigan,” Terrapin spokesperson Peter Marcus said.

Terrapin got the city’s coveted first approval for a 35,000-square-foot marijuana grow facility. The site at 2055 Oak Industrial Drive NE between Plymouth and Maryland avenues used to be home to the Kids Food Basket. Though it is still under construction, it’s already growing a crop expected to hit shelves at Michigan medical marijuana dispensaries as soon next month.

The company plans to expand with a testing facility that could add another 30 people to the payroll. When Grand Rapids is ready for recreational marijuana, it will move into that market, too.

Terrapin, which has a decade of experience in medical and recreational marijuana in Colorado, scouted Grand Rapids last year.

“We started hanging out in Grand Rapids and going to the restaurants there and hanging out at the bars and it just really felt like our kind of town,” Marcus said.

Marcus said the company was fine with the city’s vigorous regulatory scheme.

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