Hemp plant gears up for business after medical marijuana bill signed

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PRENTISS, Miss. (WDAM) – Jefferson Davis County will be home to one of Mississippi’s first medical marijuana grow facilities, named Mississippi Green Oil.

Construction on the building began before Governor Tate Reeves signed the medical marijuana bill into law.

“As you can see our workers are setting up chambers as we speak. This will all be fully functional ‘growth’, this will be all of our growth here,” says MGO COO Winston Ceasear.

Ceasear says after Governor Reeves signed the medical marijuana bill into law, he felt a sense of relief.

“We took a chance and we jumped over there and we got going and we watched him closely,” says Ceasear. “So, you know, they had a part. Now is the time for us to do our part in the big picture.

Now MGO is focusing on opening the factory. Ceasear says he believes the medical marijuana industry will do great things for the state of Mississippi.

“It can generate enough income to open avenues for us, especially in cannabis careers or other agricultures. I feel like we can create our own industry by bringing in a lot of household names in the cannabis industry,” Ceasear says.

He envisions most of the money staying in Mississippi.

“Everything from packaging production to ideas for making third-party type products, their own gummies, you know, their own particular brands, things like that,” Ceasear says. “I wish a Mississippi market had a Mississippi touch.”

MGO is currently working on its digital footprints and is expected to open on May 1.

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