As a high school teacher and football coach not that long ago, Gov. Tim Walz (D) was no doubt on the lookout for students under the sway of mind-altering substances.
As governor in the middle of a reelection campaign, Walz on Monday found himself at Hemp Acres, now one of the largest cannabis processing facilities in the nation after opening their third operation, a 37,000-square-foot facility 35 miles west of Minneapolis.
Walz and local and company officials celebrated the opening of the new plant on Monday, offering it up as a shining example of agricultural innovation and diversification.
“When you see a processing facility [breaking] ground for more expansion, this sends a signal to the market that Minnesota is ready to lead on this,” said Walz, whose likely GOP opponent Scott Jensen once flirted with cannabis legalization as a state senator before backing off.
Walz said he hopes more Minnesota producers enter the industry and begin growing hemp.
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