JOHNSON CITY, N.Y. (AP) - A third hemp processor has set its sights on New York's Southern Tier.
Great Eastern Hemp is reconfiguring a former sheltered workshop in Johnson City to produce CBD from industrial hemp. The company bought the vacant building for $2.2 million and plans to start processing later this year.
Canadian company Canopy Growth broke ground on a processing plant in Broome County in July. Another venture, Southern Tier Hemp, hopes to set up shop in a former Gannett newspaper printing plant.