The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, an upstate New York tribe near the Canadian border, has entered into a partnership with MMJ BioPharma Cultivation Inc. to grow cannabis that will be sold to researchers, NNY360 reports. Under the joint development agreement, the firm will lease and develop about two acres of tribal land.
MMJ BioPharma has applied for a permit from the Drug Enforcement Agency to import plants from Canada and Jamaica. The 5,000-square-foot indoor facility would be able to produce 40 tons of cannabis annually.
MMJ BioPharna CEO Duane Boise told NNY360 that the company already has an agreement in place with MMJ International Holdings to supply extracts for pharmaceutical manufacturing of its gel capsule for Food and Drug Administration clinical trials focused on multiple sclerosis and Huntington’s Disease.