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Rural Maryland sees jobs in medical marijuana

Rural Maryland sees jobs in medical marijuana

HAGERSTOWN — Washington County is a proudly conservative place. Voters haven't backed a Democrat for president since 1964, and same-sex marriage lost by a landslide in a referendum three years ago. But when Chicago-based Green Thumb Industries pitched a proposal to put a medical marijuana production plant here, the county's five county commissioners — Republicans all — passed a resolution unanimously supporting the plan. Residents in Hagerstown, the county seat, seem to be taking the news in stride. The consensus: yes to marijuana for relieving pain, no to recreational use. "I think it's all right as long as it's only for medical. I don't...

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