ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., April 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ultra Health, New Mexico’s #1 Cannabis Company, acquired 200 acres of farmland in Otero County, New Mexico to support the state’s growing medical cannabis program. At over 8.7 million square feet, the campus will be the largest cannabis cultivation facility in North America.

The new cultivation site also anticipates the legalization of cannabis for social use and large-scale hemp production in New Mexico. The facility will have the capacity to accommodate other New Mexico licensed producers and adjust to market and regulatory demands.

Ultra Health Tularosa will employ 100 local residents and house the nation’s most diverse cannabis cultivation operation. The new site will include 20 acres of indoor cultivation in 20 air-supported, wind-assisted style greenhouses, 80 acres of outdoor cannabis fields, 100 acres of outdoor hemp fields, and 120,000 square feet of production buildings.

"Two-hundred acres represents the largest cannabis grow in North America that I know of," said Hunter Wilson, Community Builder at Growers Network, a private community for cannabis professionals. "The next largest clocks in at 55 acres, not even close. From the looks of it, Ultra Health isn’t putting all their eggs in one basket. They're future-proofing their site for a diverse consumer base in New Mexico, and potentially the U.S."

The campus will blend modern agribusiness and green technologies including solar, wind and rainwater harvesting. In addition, the sustainable site will be supplemented with secured water rights of 1,000 acre-feet of water, or the equivalent of 325.9 million gallons of water per year. Addressing water requirements is a requisite to any long term successful cultivation effort.

“Ultra Health Tularosa was conceived to solve a challenge and to seize an opportunity,” said Duke Rodriguez, CEO and President of Ultra Health®. “This new facility will ensure the commitment of continuing to produce and deliver the highest quality, most affordable and convenient cannabis in the State. The opportunity exists to have a ready solution to address the increasing need as we move forward to the social use of cannabis by adults and the commercial production of hemp.”

Residents and officials in Otero County highly anticipate and are supportive of the opening of Ultra Health Tularosa.

“Your company has thoughtfully considered the issues that we would be concerned about–security, water supply, the impact on neighboring properties,” The Board of County Commissions of Otero County wrote to Ultra Health in a signed letter. “Ultra Health appears to us to be a responsible, concerned corporate citizen. Your company will bring much needed jobs and economic development to our county and we offer our support to your project.”

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Contact:
Marissa Novel 480-404-6699
marissa@ultrahealth.com  

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