The U.S. DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) is looking for a contractor in Arizona to incinerate cannabis between the months of March and September. The contractor will be expected to burn cannabis at a rate of 1,000 pounds every hour.
The marijuana will be brought to the incineration facility from about 12 cities within Texas. While the agency isn’t certain about the way in which the marijuana to be burnt will be packaged, they predict that some of it will be in the form of tightly packed “bales” or ”bricks” weighing less than 60 pounds.
Some marijuana will be in plastic evidence bags, in aluminum foil, in packing tape, and so many other packing methods.
Needless to say, the DEA got its hands on this marijuana during its field operations against those who sell the drug on the streets, and other illegal activities.
The federal agency reveals that the selected contractor should be able to burn marijuana for eight hours straight on a daily basis and the incineration equipment is expected to have interlocks so that the process can be halted during an emergency.
The marijuana should be destroyed to an extent that standard analytical tests will be unable to detect any cannabis residues once the incineration process has been completed. The DEA will also conduct inspections to confirm that the substance has been destroyed to the required standard.
Additionally, the federal agency will have its representatives or staff present to witness the destruction process, and the facility should have a fence that is so high that onlookers cannot observe the destruction process from outside the facility.
The incineration facility is also expected to have CCTV cameras recording every step of the process. The DEA says that they reserve the right to access the CCTV footage in order to ascertain that the burn was conducted in accordance with the specifications provided, and that the representatives of the agency are safe in that environment.
The contractor selected should have employees who undergo background checks in addition to drugs tests annually.
While the notice has been published to receive applications from interested contractors, the DEA seems to already have an entity in mind that they plan to award this contract. Tuscon Iron & Metal is located within close proximity to the towns where the DEA keeps all the marijuana it confiscates in Arizona. The DEA mentions this company as a potential “sole source” provider of the service they seek.
Golden Developing Solutions, Inc. (OTC: DVLP), Green Growth Brands, Inc. (CSE: GGB) (OTCQB: GGBXF) and the entire cannabis industry congratulate Tuscon Iron & Metal for positioning itself in such a powerful way that the DEA can consider them as a sole source of their incineration requirements in the area.
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