Alternative Medicine Associates, LLC (AMA), a physician-led, cannabis-based health care provider headquartered in Williamsville, N.Y., has submitted an application to the State Department of Health to become one of five registered organizations to manufacture and dispense medical marijuana in New York State.
The AMA application filled 10 cardboard boxes and totaled 66,000 pages, reports Michael Wooten at WGRZ. It is spearheaded by Gregory F. Daniel, M.D., M.B.A., who will serve as chief executive officer of the organization, which includes a management team comprised of nearly 30 physician entrepreneurs, a pediatric dentist, health care administrators, researchers, pharmacists, security and facility specialists, and business leaders.
The organization plans to operate a 164,000-square foot, indoor cultivation center in the city of Buffalo. The cultivation facility will initially employ approximately 75 workers across several specialized and high-paying job sectors.
The center will include 18 separate harvest rooms large enough to hold approximately 3,400 plants, along with a state-of-the-art laboratory for on-site testing.
Dr. Daniel said the organization seeks to identify and deliver the most clinically effective means of integrating cannabis-based medicine into comprehensive treatment plans for patients experiencing chronic and terminal illnesses.