The NBA Hall of Famer has long supported cannabis legalization and marijuana reform
Detroit, MI, is gaining more and more momentum with respect to the marijuana industry. This momentum now comes into sharper focus after it was announced that Chriss Webber plans to break ground on a $50 million cannabis facility in southwest Detroit. The former University of Michigan Detroiter basketball star, and basketball Hall of Famer wants a big stake in the industry, and it looks like he’s doing it in a big way.
A native of Detroit, Webber has not forgotten where his career started. That’s why yesterday, he announced that he has stepped into the cannabis field, making way for the construction of a new $50 million facility in southwest Detroit. “This is an awesome moment; I am overwhelmed,” Webber said. “And this is my biggest priority in life.”
Webber’s facility will not come as a single package, but will also feature several other surprises that will make it shine, including a comprehensive training and operations program to provide numerous jobs and opportunities for today’s underrepresented members of the community.
The Fab Five member in Michigan said, “We also have two cultivations; the cultivations right now would equal over 70,000 square feet in our first phase. We will also have Cookies University right here in this tower, where we will train thousands of individuals for the cannabis industry. Not only will we train you, you won’t just get an empty certificate. But by Cookies being one of the best brands in the country, if you come through this program with a certificate of the program three months from seed to sell, we can have job placement for you.”
According to reports, the facility will be built in Detroit’s historic Corktown neighborhood. Former Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer, who has had a close relationship with the Webber family for many years, had high praise for the venture and the initiative that will undoubtedly put Detroit in the spotlight whenever its involvement in the marijuana industry is mentioned.