A small city in Fresno County will soon be cashing in on cannabis as they held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new marijuana manufacturing site.
Greenbrier Holdings is building the 20,000 square foot manufacturing facility in the city of Parlier.
The facility will make products such as edibles, flavored oils, mints, and pre-rolls, it will then ship the products to cannabis businesses across the state.
“We want to bring a commodity that Northern California and Southern California are receiving to the Central Valley,” Greenbrier Vice President of Sale Jeff Tuel said.
The company choose Parlier because the small city is nearly halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, it would decrease the carbon footprint statewide, when it comes to delivering the products.
The facility will have an on-site quality control and lab that will test the products.
Parlier Mayor Alma Beltran said the facility will create a new source of income and jobs.
‘This will bring 50 jobs directly to Parlier, an about 200 jobs indirectly so it’s a great thing for Parlier, not only creating jobs but it will bring revenue to the city,” Beltran said.
She said the city is projecting about a million dollar in taxable revenue per year that will bring much-needed infusion of cash for the city of Parlier.
Beltran said the money will be used to help fund the local police department.
The facility is expected to be completed by the end of the year.