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Richmond Mayor and Sons Profiting from Cannabis Compliance Push

City officials have slowly worked to bring a massive illegal marijuana warehouse into compliance, and the mayor's family has a financial stake in its success.

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"I've had no discussions with anybody about this project at all," he said.

The current status of the Hensley Street grow is unclear. Daniel Butt said the city attorney's office stopped operations there earlier this year.

But on May 29, 2018, Richmond's planning department received blueprints for a new facility on the Wang Brothers Investments' property, designed by Interactive Resources, for large-scale cannabis cultivation. Andrew Butt described the facility as "state of the art."

The application is currently under review by the city. 

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