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THERE has been huge sup­port for the idea of a cannabis fa­cil­ity, sim­i­lar to the one that will be built in Casino, on the Fraser Coast.

In a stun­ning coup, Rich­mond Val­ley Coun­cil is poised to be­come the cen­tre of Aus­tralia’s bur­geon­ing medic­i­nal cannabis in­dus­try after se­cur­ing an agree­ment with a Cana­dian com­pany to build a $50-$100

mil­lion cannabis green­house and pro­cess­ing plant in Casino.

Rich­mond Val­ley mayor Robert Mus­tow said coun­cil­lors were unan­i­mous in sup­port of the op­por­tu­nity for Casino which will cre­ate 300 jobs.

But if peo­ple on the Fraser Coast had their way, there would be a fa­cil­ity like this in our re­gion.

Chron­i­cle reader Ja­nine Wells can’t be­lieve we haven’t been the one to get this idea started.

“So much land here and yet we’re build­ing all these houses/es­tates,” she said.

“I know peo­ple are com­ing here but there is not much point un­less there is in­dus­try.”

Aus­tralians for the Le­gal­i­sa­tion of Cannabis said only if it’s le­galised and the Aus­tralian

peo­ple have ac­cess to it as well.

“It seems to be a big spit in the face that our gov­ern­ment wants to cash in on the mon­e­tary ben­e­fits of this plant, but won’t al­low ac­cess to those whose lives could be changed by it - which when you re­ally look at it, is ev­ery­one, users and non-users.

“Cannabis is the game-changer our econ­omy needs.”

Chris Wal­lace thinks it’s about time cannabis was le­galised across the board.

Cory Bush is all for a fa­cil­ity like the one com­ing to Casino purely for the jobs.

“Yes any­thing to cre­ate job op­por­tu­ni­ties.”

Zjena Kljin­skovic suf­fers bad join pain and would like this type of in­dus­try on the Fraser Coast.

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