Community meeting

Henagar will host a community meeting on the medical cannabis plant

DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The town of Henagar will host a meeting next week to discuss the potential construction of a medical cannabis facility.

The city will host the town hall meeting Tuesday, June 7 at 5 p.m. at the Henagar Community Center.

According to a city statement, a potential company is planning to build the medical cannabis facility in the Henagar Industrial Park. The city said the facility would bring 200 well-paying jobs to the area.

At the meeting, residents will have the chance to meet with company representatives about the benefits of this new industry for the town.

As previously reported, last year Alabama became the 36th state to legalize medical marijuana. Both houses of the legislature overwhelmingly passed the bill allowing medical cannabis in the state, and Governor Kay Ivey signed the legislation days later.

The law creates a statewide regulatory system for medical cannabis, from growth to sale. Doctors will be able to prescribe medical marijuana for a variety of conditions, including cancer, HIV and AIDS, PTSD, depression, epilepsy and others.

For more information on the Henagar Town Hall meeting, call 256-657-6282.