A businessman with family ties to Muskoka is working hard to bring a major economy-boosting opportunity into Bracebridge.
David Grand is the man behind the newly proposed medical marijuana facility that recently had a site plan approved by the Bracebridge Planning and Development Committee.
Grand is no newcomer to the grow-op industry having spent the last three years with GenCanna Global INC, a producer of cannabis. He’s also spent the last 30 years as an investor.
He says this project has been in the works for the past two and a half years and the town staff, mayor and council have made the process a lot easier. He adds he can’t say enough about the amount of support and clarity he’s received especially from Mayor Graydon Smith.
Grand hopes to begin construction on the facility as soon as possible, which will cost around $5 million. He says he has been, and will continue to use local businesses as much as possible throughout this process.
Once the facility is ready to open, Grand projects it will bring in between 50 to 100 jobs in the community. However, the process requires a lot of approval from the Federal Government and Grand says at this point he’s had a confirmation of readiness prior to inspection.
Muskoka is a special place for Grand as his family ties in the region go all the way back to the late 1800s. He says he’s excited to be able to bring this opportunity and more into the region.