BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A California company is planning to build a $200 million cannabis campus in Buffalo if New York legalizes recreational marijuana.

Flora California Prime Inc. on Friday said its high-tech operation would be one of the largest of its kind in the nation and employ 500 to 1,000 people.

The San Diego-based company has agreed to acquire 47 acres at the Buffalo Lakeside Commerce Park for a factory that would house cultivation, manufacturing and distribution operations. The company also says it would work with the Roswell Park Cancer Center to conduct medical research at the site.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has made the legalization of recreational marijuana one of his top priorities for his third term and has urged the Democrat-controlled Legislature to act quickly.

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