Construction of a cannabis facility for BellRock Brands in Jackson has finished, the Denver company announced yesterday.
The 16,000-square-foot Jackson facility is now fully operational and able to produce BellRock products. BellRock also announced the completion of a facility in Desert Hot Springs, Calif., on the same day.
BellRock’s new facilities in Jackson and Desert Hot Springs are part of the company’s goal of expanding their footprint to increase capacity and profitability by keeping services in-house. The facilities are also poised to help the company gain control over the cannabis supply chain in key markets.
“We are pleased to announce that our Desert Hot Springs and Jackson facilities are now open and fully operational. It has been our goal to shift away from third-party manufacturers and bring the capability in-house,” says Brian Jansen, president of BellRock.
With the two production facilities, BellRock now has full control over the production and distribution of its four brands: Mary’s Medicinals, Dixie Brands, Rebel Coast and Défoncé. The Jackson facility produces products for the Mary’s and Dixie brands.
Mary’s entered Michigan in 2018 — the same year recreation cannabis was legalized in the state — and Dixie followed the following year. Mary’s offers topical, vape, and edible products, while Dixie offers cannabis-infused edibles. Both brands were previously sold in other markets, as Mary’s was founded in 2013 and Dixie in 2010.