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Construction is scheduled to begin Sept. 25 on a nearly 1-million-square-foot cannabis campus in this Bristol County town.

“We know that there is a tidal wave of demand for cannabis in Massachusetts,” CEO Tim Keogh of AmeriCann Inc. said in a phone interview Monday.

The Denver, Coloroda-based company handles consulting, design, construction and financing for marijuana businesses.

The plan is for the 987,000-square-foot campus to cover 52 acres and have numerous tenants employing 300 to 400 people, Keogh said.

A groundbreaking will be held to mark the onset of construction of the Massachusetts Medical Cannabis Center’s first, $6 million phase at 11 a.m. at 7 Campanelli Drive in the village of Assonet, officials said.

The first phase is a 30,000 square foot building to be occupied by BASK Inc., a medical marijuana facility in Fairhaven, Keogh said.

The BASK facility should be ready by May. Construction is scheduled to begin on the second building in January, he said.

The campus will include facilities for research, training, laboratory testing, manufacturing, packaging and administration, officials said.

“Think of it like a campus where we’ll have up to seven or eight different businesses operating on the property,” Keogh said.