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Braddock Mayor and former U.S. Senate candidate John Fetterman

(Braddock, PA) — A tiny, broke suburb of Pittsburgh is hoping medical marijuana could provide enough green to get the town back on its feet again.

You might remember Braddock as the home of last year’s unconventional U.S. Senate candidate John Fetterman.

The struggling steel town has been in the state’s Act 47 program for financially distressed municipalities since 1988, but Fetterman believes a proposed 100,000 square foot growing facility for medical marijuana from Laurel Green Medical, LLC would be an “absolute utter game-changer”…with a possible 7-figure dollar impact.

“You could put it in any number of communities where, you know, it’s just kind of like one more business, one more warehouse. Or you could put it in a community like Braddock where it would have a massive impact,” Fetterman said.

Laurel Green Medical has applied for one of only two available growing permits in the Pittsburgh region.

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