Delta Medical Cannabis Company held a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, January 15th at 1:30 pm for the new medical marijuana cultivation facility in Jackson County. The ceremony took place on site, 3698 Rice Road in Newport. The location is directly across Rice Road from the McPherson Unit of the Arkansas Department of Corrections. The cost of building the facility is estimated to be between seven and eight million dollars and take between five and six months to construct. According the NEDC Director Jon Chadwell, Delta Medical Cannabis Company will bring 40 to 50 high paying jobs to the county along with their non-profit efforts centered around the Northeast Arkansas Learning Initiative. Pictured are the owners with NEDC Director Jon Chadwell and Newport Mayor David Stewart.