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Five years ago, the economically battered town of Smiths Falls, Ont., turned to an unlikely saviour. Now that company is the largest legal marijuana producer in the world, bringing jobs, gentrification, an influx of residents and fresh tourism opportunities. But not everyone’s thrilled with the town’s new identity as Canada’s cannabis capital. Brian Paquette calls them the Tweedians. They’re the millennials who work at the largest private sector employer in Smiths Falls, the cannabis company called Tweed.   Paquette, a local businessman and café owner, greets these young professionals every day when they come in to spend money on craft beer and artisan sandwiches. Welcome to Weed Town

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