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Proposal for Nunn marijuana greenhouse in the works, would be used to benefit town revenue

Staff reports

Town officials are reviewing a proposal for 22,000-foot greenhouse to grow marijuana.

The proposal for the cultivation of marijuana crops in Nunn was made public at a hearing on May 7, and the town board could vote on it as soon as Saturday.

The greenhouse would grow both medical and recreational marijuana and would be built near the U.S. 85 corridor in the town, according to the proposal. The facility would be designed to operate with a minimal impact on the environment and surrounding community, and would be run by proposed tenants Mathew Bauerle, a Colorado State University graduate and William L. Bauerle, an emeritus professor at Ohio State University.

The greenhouse would be different than others in the state in that it would allow for natural sunlight, saving the energy typically used by artificial lights, the proposal states.

The crops that are produced would not be sold, distributed or manufactured in Nunn, but would be transported to other marijuana distributors throughout the state. The operation could provide from 10-75 new jobs in the community and would provide additional funding for town distribution to both its general and water funds, the proposal states.

The Bauerle duo already has experience in the marijuana industry and currently provides security services for a number of other growing operations in the state.

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The proposal for the greenhouse is in its early stages, and town officials haven't made a decision about whether to approve the project.

Editor's Note: This story has been updated from its original version. William L. Bauerle is an emeritus professor at Ohio State University. The university for which he was a professor was wrong in an earlier version of this story.

What’s next

The Nunn Town Board meets at 9 a.m. every third Saturday of the month at the town hall, 185 Lincoln Ave., Nunn. Town officials will decide today whether to discuss the proposed marijuana greenhouse at Saturday’s meeting or wait for a subsequent meeting, Nunn Deputy Clerk Denisa Haag said.