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Billboard Magazine: Damian Marley & Coalinga Prison

Bob Marley’s youngest son, along with business partner Ocean Grown Extracts, has created a poetic metaphor and multi-million dollar business model in one. Damian Marley has announced that he, in partnership with Ocean Grown Extracts, is converting a former 77,000 square foot California State prison into a cannabis grow space that will cultivate medical marijuana […]

Inside the disused prison that is set to be used as a MARIJUANA farm after town voted to sell it to a drug-making company for $4 million

This abandoned prison in northern California¬†is being transformed into a massive medical marijuana farm after the city of Coalinga agreed to sell it for $4.1 million. Claremont Custody Center held more than 500 state inmates but has been vacant since its contract was terminated by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations in 2011. Now, […]

Former California Prison Gone To Pot?

A vacant California prison that once housed inmates, presumably some of whom were locked-up for marijuana crimes, could serve a surprisingly different function if one California marijuana company has its away. Ocean Grown Extracts, a cannabis concentrate producer in Southern California, wants to turn the defunct Claremont Custody Center into a marijuana grow and cannabis […]