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Uncle Irvin: Pot ready to be growing goldmine?

05/23/2017 02:45PM ● By Richard Gaw
Two local men with ties to the mushroom industry -- Enrico Avello, Sr., and Enrico Avello, Jr. – are attempting to get zoning approval from East Marlborough Township for a marijuana growing facility.
Both the state of Pennsylvania and the township have passed ordinances allowing the growing and sale of medical marijuana. The Avellos are seeking approval for a nine-acre parcel in an already zoned limited industrial area property on Walnut Road.
Legal marijuana growing and marketing were red-hot items recently passed by the state legislature, and are drawing strong business interest everywhere in Pennsylvania and other states that have legalized medical marijuana.
Some think that the idea is a bonanza – a no-lose operation. But just like gambling, any business soon runs into supply/demand cycles.

(Uncle Irvin's column is his opinion only, and is not a news story.)