Big names join Flora Buffalo’s effort to build ‘cannabis campus’
Elementary School a drug-free zone.
But on a Tuesday evening last month, some 75 people gathered at the elementary school to listen to a pitch from a new company that wants to build a 1.25 million-square-foot cannabis complex in the South Buffalo neighborhood. Flora Buffalo has proposed a $200 million high-tech campus that it says would employ 500 to 1,000 people. And the company has enlisted prominent supporters, such as former Buffalo Mayor Anthony Masiello, as well as those in health care, higher education and human services fields.
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Dasheeda Dawson, president of Flora Buffalo, hosts a community conversation at Southside Elementary in Buffalo last month about education, training and jobs at the proposed cannabis campus in South Buffalo.
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