Former Hershey’s Factory Set to Switch to Weed

It's for my glaucoma!

The fragrant aroma of tempered chocolate that once filled the air in Smith Falls, Ontario, may soon be replaced with something downright skunky if medicinal-marijuana producer Tweed Inc. wins approval to open a massive "hydroponic hub" in the town's old Hershey's factory. The company says 1 Hershey Drive is the perfect spot and hopes to open by spring, much to the delight of the town's mayor, who's not only looking forward to a resurgence of jobs in a town that's been economically depressed since Hershey's closed down in 2008, but is reportedly also a wholehearted supporter of the product. Dennis Staples even imagines the rebooted industrial complex as a sort of weed-tourism destination for the little town once known as the "Willy Wonka Wonderland of Eastern Ontario." If Health Canada gives them the go-ahead, there's really no reason at all for that moniker to change. [HuffPo, Ottawa Citizen]