Columbia Care has been awarded a state license to establish a medical marijuana growing and dispensing operation at Eastman Business Park.
The company plans to lease 204,000 square feet in a Kodak film-manufacturing facility built in 1921. It announced the seven-year lease agreement with Kodak and Eastman Business Park in June.
Under the state's medical marijuana law, which was enacted earlier this year, the State Department of Health awarded licenses to five companies to grow and dispense marijuana products. The department announced the five winners today
, and Columbia Care is the only operation that'll have a Monroe County presence.
Columbia Care will also set up dispensaries in New York, Suffolk, and Clinton counties. The company has licensed medical marijuana operations in five other states, and also does research work.