NBA legend Chris Webber opens $ 50 million cannabis facility in Detroit – CBS Detroit
A Detroit native and NBA Hall of Fame member is bringing big business home to provide inclusive opportunities in the burgeoning cannabis industry.
“I think so many athletes have understood the healing properties of the cannabis plant, it’s really exciting that we can hopefully change the narrative,” said Chris Webber.
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Webber has opened a $ 50 million cannabis facility in Corktown.
Plans for the state-of-the-art facility include 60,000 square feet for cultivation, as well as a dispensary and consumer lounge.
“I’m excited but I also know it’s a responsibility,” said Webber.
“We put our money where our mouth is, but we also have to put that dedication, that heart and that passion, but I tell you what, I’m excited,” Webber said. “I’m excited for the Detroiters who won’t be left behind.”
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The Players Only campus is expected to create hundreds of new jobs over the next three years, including opportunities for black-owned architectural firms and general contractors.
Webber says his vision is to create an engaging consumption experience, while also creating a diverse cannabis ecosystem for people of color.
“It’s going to be constantly changing, constantly changing, constantly growing,” Webber said.
“We start with a dispensary. Six months later, March Madness, we’ll be there. The culture with our pledge partners and the rest will be exciting to develop with my Detroit partners.
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Construction on the project is expected to begin this fall and end in March 2022.