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Medical Marijuana Means Business For Greenhouse Maker

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DYERSVILLE, Iowa (AP) _ A greenhouse maker in northeast Iowa is reporting a boost in sales as more states legalize the medical use of marijuana.

A corporate official told The Dubuque Telegraph Herald that demand from marijuana growers has caused an estimated 25 percent increase in greenhouse production in the past six to eight months at Growers Supply in Dyersville.

Growers Supply is a division of FarmTek, and both are owned by Engineering Services & Products Co., which is based in South Windsor, Connecticut.

General manager Martina Bockenstedt of Engineering Services says most of the growth is coming from Arizona, Colorado and Washington.

Bockenstedt says a thriving local food movement in Iowa and elsewhere also has driven interest in the company’s hydroponic and aquaponic systems.
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Information from: Telegraph Herald, http://www.thonline.com

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