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Mayor: Medical Marijuana Grower “Nothing but Positive” for Hancock

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Mayor Dan Murphy expresses his support for Harvest’s proposal to locate a medical marijuana cultivation and processing facility in Hancock, Maryland.

As a medical-marijuana cultivator gets ready to make application to the state, Hancock residents and town officials this past week reaffirmed their support of the operation that could bring much-needed employment opportunities to a job-starved community.

Harvest, a company with roots in Arizona, Nevada and Illinois, has proposed locating a medical-marijuana growing and processing operation in Hancock’s town-owned Stanley Fulton Industrial Complex, formerly known as the Fleetwood building, off South Street.

The operation is projected to create about 125 jobs, bringing back vital employment opportunities for the town of roughly 1,500 people, and pumping millions of dollars in private investment and wages back into the local economy.

“It’s an exciting time for us because we have done our research to try to understand if there’s a threat to our community, and we feel this is nothing but positive down the road for our town,” town Mayor Dan Murphy said Thursday.

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