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Salus Scientific Plans Medical Cannabis Production Facility In Johnson City, New York

07/08/2015
Salus Scientific, a medical cannabis company has submitted an application provide its products from a 120,000 square foot warehouse-cultivation facility in Johnson City, New York. The company also plans to open four dispensaries across the state in Vestal, Evans Mills in the Town of LeRay, Dewitt and Maspeth.

According to the firm, “in order to achieve the goal of providing high-quality medical products to those suffering from serious health conditions such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, ALS, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and Huntington's disease, the company has assembled a highly skilled team of professionals. Many are recognized globally for their extensive experience in the industry and include chemists, clinicians, agronomists, botanists, operators and leading physicians.”

Salus Scientific officials said they were particularly drawn to the eastern region of the Southern Tier because of its proximity to an outstanding healthcare delivery system and to the new Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The company has developed a relationship with the School, creating the potential for significant research and biomedical developments.

"Salus Scientific does not intend to just do business in these communities -- we want to be a part of the community," said co-founder and Chairman of the Board Michael P. Falcone. "As a community partner, Salus Scientific is fully dedicated to reinvesting in local economies -- creating opportunities and jobs -- while cultivating global medical breakthroughs right here in the Empire State."

"As the prime co-sponsor of the Compassionate Care Act, I am very excited about Salus' interest in placing its indoor grow facility along with a dispensary in Broome County," said Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo.

"A focus on science-based research and intention to partner with Binghamton University's Pharmacy School brings together two state-of-the-art medical programs in one community, benefiting our strong healthcare delivery while growing the local economy. Salus has expressed interest in furthering its operations by also using industrial hemp once it is legalized for full-scale production. Rich in cannabidiol, a non-psychotropic oil used for various medical marijuana products, hemp will not only maximize the company's output, but will help to continue growing our emerging agricultural industry,” she added.

According to Gloria Meredith, Founding Dean of Binghamton University's new School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, "We recognize the importance of research into medical marijuana and its use for treating seriously ill patients. It is exciting to have a company such as Salus Scientific in our region looking at growing, dispensing and partnering for research."
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