US (AL): County residents excited about possible medical cannabis facility

Tucked away in a small town, developers want to bring a big operation to DeKalb County. The town of Henagar could be home to a medical cannabis facility, but that's only if the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission grants a license for an integrated facility.

Residents were able to attend a town hall on Tuesday to speak with developers. They were able to ask questions or discuss any concerns about bringing a medical cannabis processing facility to North Alabama.

The majority of people who attended were more excited than hesitant about what the plant could bring to a rural area. "It's just another step on making Henagar a better place to live and work," said Nancy McLoda, a local to Henagar.

"I think it's a fantastic idea," said Lisa King, a resident of Henagar. For Lisa King, she lives on the road where the Henagar Industrial Park is located, but the close proximity to a future medical cannabis plant doesn't bother her. She's looking at a much bigger picture. "The revenue that it would bring in would help the town. Not only that, the employees that they're going to have are going to want to spend their money in the city limits," said King. The majority of residents are in agreement that more jobs will fuel growth in rural areas.

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