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An airport located in the Upper Peninsula that hasn’t been used for more than 20 years is on target to become a marijuana growing facility by a local tribe, according to WLUC.

According to the report, the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community is schedule to start growing in 2023 at the former Marquette County Airport in Negaunee Township.

“It’s about time we put this space to use and with the growing cannabis market, this is the perfect retrofit for this building,” the tribe’s director of cannabis development Gary Loonsfoot Jr. said.

He added that the tribe will grow many strains of cannabis that are sold in the Lower Peninsula.

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