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    Aaron Vega says there are many cannabis-related businesses now operating in Holyoke, and many more in the pipeline. Joshua Garcia, Holyoke’s first Puerto Rican mayor and a lifelong resident of this historic community, says that, in many respects, history is repeating itself in the city. Elaborating, he said that for the better part of a century, the paper and textile mills on the canals were a symbol of strength, a source of jobs, and, in many ways, the city’s identity  It wasn’t that way through the latter half of the 20th century as most of the mills ...

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    1. We continue to see cannabis interest and cannabis companies opening.
    2. We have several businesses already operating, and another dozen growth and manufacturing facilities that could be up and running by the end of the year.
    3. I think there's still a lot of challenges for these companies to get their financing.
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