Advocates make case for medical marijuana in Bessemer


Richard Jenkins/Daily Globe

CHANDRALL PORTELL talks about the benefits of expanding commercial medical marijuana facilities on the Gogebic Range at an informational session held at the Bessemer City Hall Saturday.

BESSEMER - Medical marijuana advocates made the case for supporting the industry in the Gogebic Range at an informational event, held Saturday at the Bessemer City Hall.

Beginning with an informal tour of several information stations organizers had set up throughout the building's auditorium, the event then featured two local advocates - Chandra Portell and Willie Dufour - explaining the potential benefits to the area.

In addition to the medical benefits the speakers said marijuana offered patients, they said the community benefits from an increase in jobs and revenue - as well as a reducti...

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