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Hancock Facility Would Create 124 New Jobs

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Harvest pledges its commitment to Hancock, Maryland and projects that the proposed facility will create 124 new jobs and a $4.5 million annual labor investment for the town, which is suffering from economic depression.

Thirty-five South Street in Hancock could soon be a new site for growing medical marijuana.

Town officials signed off on Harvest’s potential operation of a facility for cultivation and production, which would create 124 new jobs.

“They are looking at a $4.5 million payroll into our community each year when they get up and running for our people,” said Daniel Murphy, mayor of Hancock. “So, this is a major thing for a little town of Hancock, which is economically depressed and has been for over 10 years.”

The Washington County commission has also given its support, as the company applies for one of the state’s 15 cultivation licenses.

“This story is really about developing a partnership with a town and really helping out a community; I think that is really unique about what we are bringing as a team,” said Steve White, CEO of Harvest.

Another community benefit could come in the form of the company’s research institute and charity called Harvesting Hope, which supplies medical cannabis to children suffering from seizures.

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