(Florida Baptist Witness) The small congregation of Bethel Baptist Church in Lake Wales has shut down GrowHealthy's plans to open a medical marijuana growing facility less than 1,000 feet from its property.
According to its website, GrowHealthy is poised to create a chain of medical marijuana nursery farms.
Michael Kirchik, pastor of Bethel Baptist, says that a representative from GrowHealthy approached the church and offered to lease a 3.2-acre parcel of land that belongs to it.
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The parcel is adjacent to the property where GrowHealthy planned to open a medical marijuana growing facility on what was once a Sealy Mattress plant.