Holyoke, Massachusetts, Is Ready to Welcome the Marijuana Industry With Open Arms

Holyoke, Massachusetts, hasn’t been a boomtown since the early 1900s when all of its now-abandoned paper mills were still in business. But the city’s 29-year-old mayor has an idea for bringing the jobs back and breathing new life into those old buildings: marijuana. On Sunday, Massachusetts will become the first East Coast state to allow the sale of recreational marijuana, and although many municipalities in the state have banned or temporarily blocked the pot industry,…

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Author: CBS News