The local farm family is breaking ground for a medical marijuana facility

Center Abraham Anna Jent spoke on behalf of Anna’s family during the groundbreaking ceremony for the Medical Marijuana Institute. He said the institute is being developed to help the local community and will provide jobs.

A carpenter family, a long-time horticulturist in Lincoln County, Arkansas, recently demolished land for a medical marijuana facility in Gradi, Arkansas. On Monday, August 9, friends, county officials, local representatives, and others joined the ceremony. It will be one of the five such institutions in the state.

The Anastasia family began growing vegetables a decade ago with the help of experts at the Pinnacle (USAP) Cooperative Expansion Program at the University of Arkansas. Thomas Vows, a retired UAPB Extension Gardener, and others in the UAPB helped the family as they began the transition of crops to vegetable crops. The ants now produce watermelon, pumpkin, cantaloupe, and industrial hemp.

Speaking to the family at the event, Abraham Anent Jr. said the institute is working to help the local community and will provide jobs.

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