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Planners OK permit for firm to raise pot


April 4, 2017

Photo courtesy of Alex Krichevsky MOLECULAR BIOLOGIST Alex Krichevsky stands in a grow room similar to what he plans for his new Sweet Home facility.

The Sweet Home Planning Commission unanimously approved Monday evening a conditional use permit that will allow a biotechnology firm to begin raising and studying marijuana.

After receiving licensing from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, R. Alex Krichevsky, CEO of 2GC Holdings, hopes to open the business by late August at 1491 47th Ave. The property is owned by Swan River Industries doing business as Parco Lumber Company. It is located at the north end of 47th Avenue, east of the Sweet Home Water Treatment Plant.

The business will begin with a grow operation on up to 10,000 square f...

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