UPDATE: 5:48 p.m.
Canndescent CEO Adrian Sedlin has been in the marijuana industry for the last year and a half.
"It's truly the best business experience I've ever had," Sedlin said.
Thursday, his team planted a new seed in Desert Hot Springs, opening up the city's first marijuana cultivation site.
The facility, also the first cultivation site south of San Jose, is a state-of-the-art space spanning more than 9,000 square feet.
Sedlin said it's built for high production, and tapped with high security.
"We've spent over $250,000 just in security measures," Sedlin said. "We have motion sensors, access controls on every door for ingress, egress. There's over 66 cameras in the facility, and honestly, everything is pushed up into the cloud. And the Chief of Police of Desert Hot Springs Police has a direct feed into every inch of this building 24/7."
Sedlin said he and his crew expect to fill grow rooms with about 5,000 plants, and produce a little more than 200 pounds of marijuana a month.
Just like their namesake, Sedlin and city leaders hope the new operation will shed light on an industry looking to grow.
"These projects that are going to be five, ten years out to build out completely could end up building out in about three to five years, because of the demand that will be needed for the industry," Desert Hot Springs Mayor Scott Matas said.
Canndescent's grand opening is set for September 29th.
Sedlin said they hope to eventually expand their operation to around 100,000 square feet.
ORIGINAL STORY: 4:20 p.m.
Desert Hot Springs is a little greener Thursday, as the city opens its first marijuana cultivation site. The facility is called 'Canndescent' and it's located near Two Bunch Palms Trail and Little Morongo Road.
KESQ and CBS Local 2's Zak Dahlheimer toured the facility and spoke with city leaders about new opportunities that will come from the operation. This is the first California marijuana cultivation site to open south of San Jose.
Voters approved the cultivation sites within city limits two years ago.
And with the possibility of marijuana being legalized for recreational purposes, growers and city leaders said they have high hopes going forward.
For your first look at the new facility, watch KESQ News Channel 3 at 5 p.m. and CBS Local 2 at 6:30 p.m.