Proposed marijuana farm near Cornwall border

BOMBAY, New York – An Akwesasne consulting firm is working with a Montreal-based agricultural firm to set up an agricultural operation, which would include medical marijuana.

Affinor Growers of Montreal signed a letter of intent this month to start talks on the proposed facility in Bombay, New York, a small town roughly 21 kilometers from the Canada-U.S. border crossing at Cornwall.

Affinor Growers is working with Iroquois Consulting Group LLC and North Country Natural Solutions LLC, an Iroquois Consulting affiliate.

The plan is to have North Country Natural Solutions secure a New York State licence for the production of medical marijuana. The farm would also produce a broad number of other products.

Affinor Growers “is focused on mass producing, high quality, in-demand produce and pharmacy grade plants for global distribution,” according to the profile on the company’s website.

Affinor plans to concentrate on growing other cash crops like lettuce and strawberries while it waits for Health Canada approval.

“We look forward to working with the Affinor group to bring clean fresh produce to the North Country and surrounding area as well as bringing much needed jobs to Franklin County,” Iroquois Consulting Group spokesperson Kelly Mitchell said in a statement.

Affinor and North Country have made no indication on their time lines for construction or the number of jobs the project would create.

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