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Medical Marijuana

Former Disston factory in hands of new mortgage holder

Monday, March 24, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The property in the heart of the Deerfield Industrial Park — built nearly four decades ago for Millers Falls Co. tool makers — has switched hands again. A Miami-based real estate investment company, under the corporation name CMLT 2008-LSI Industrial 5 LLC, owns the property. The company is a subsidiary of LNR Realty, one of the world’s largest commercial mortgage special servicers. The 250,000-square-foot building at 5 … 0

Lowell pot group sues Greenfield hopeful

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A runner-up for Lowell’s medical marijuana slot is suing the state Department of Public Health and challenging its selection of Patriot Care Corp., which is seeking a second license in Greenfield. The Andover-based nonprofit, Cardiac Arrhythmia Syndromes Foundation Inc., filed a complaint in Suffolk Superior Court against the state Department of Public Health … 0

Local pot applicant among those who may get second look

Friday, March 14, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A lawmaker reviewing the state’s medical marijuana licensing wants the Department of Public Health to reconsider some of the high-scoring groups that did not get licenses, which could renew possibilities for a Deerfield-based applicant. State Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez of Jamaica Plain has requested the health department review any company that scored at least 137 out of 163 possible points. Local … 0

Whately to hold hearing again on farm stands, pot

Sunday, March 2, 2014

WHATELY — Residents are asked to reconvene in March to weigh in on proposed medical marijuana siting and farm stand bylaws due to an error in advertising the public hearing. The Planning Board scheduled a public hearing on Tuesday in Town Hall, but because it did not post … 0

Medical marijuana applicants address chamber group

Friday, February 28, 2014

Medical marijuana dispensary proponents in Franklin County hope to serve “not the potheads of the ’60s and ’70s, from our generation, but the true cancer patients and (those with) other afflictions,” Theresa Creeden of JM Farm’s Patient Group … 0

Pot dispensary applicant gaining support

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

GREENFIELD — So far, one medical marijuana dispensary applicant is on its way to gaining the support of Greenfield town officials. Patriot Care Corp. is the first medical marijuana dispensary hopeful in the second round of applications to meet with Greenfield Mayor William Martin about locating in town. … 0

Whately to vote again on pot moratorium tonight

Monday, February 10, 2014

WHATELY — Tonight, voters will be asked to re-vote a proposal to put a temporary ban on medical marijuana dispensaries and cultivation centers in town. In October, Whately residents voted 75-4 for the moratorium, but due to a mistake in the meeting posting, the state Attorney General’s Office … 0

Whately to weigh in on bylaw changes Feb. 25

Monday, February 10, 2014

WHATELY — Medical marijuana dispensaries would only be allowed in the town’s industrial zone, and farm stands larger than 300-square-feet would need site plan reviews, according to two new bylaws proposed by the Planning Board. On Feb. 25, the Planning Board will hold a public hearing on the … 0

Medical pot hopefuls court Greenfield

Friday, February 7, 2014

GREENFIELD — The former president of Eastern Mountain Sports and two out-of-state medical marijuana dispensary owners hope to bring 10 to 12 new jobs and serve 3,000 patients in Franklin County if they were to open a dispensary … 0

Pot group to meet with Greenfield officials

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

GREENFIELD — A medical marijuana dispensary applicant who originally applied for state licenses in Worcester and Northampton is now setting its sights on Greenfield. Patriot Care Corp. is one of the eight groups that were not granted their proposed location last week, but were invited by the state … 0

Efforts at local pot dispensary up in smoke

Friday, January 31, 2014

GREENFIELD — Twenty applicants statewide received licenses to run medical marijuana dispensaries, but none of those applicants were from or for Franklin County. On Friday, the state Medical Use of Marijuana Program approved the first 20 licenses for 10 of the 14 counties. Applications for Franklin County, along … 0

Medical marijuana zoning hot topic at Montague meeting

Friday, January 31, 2014

MONTAGUE — Medical marijuana zoning laws, Unity Park restroom renovations, and extra funds for the police department and cable contract negotiations all passed by a wide margin at Thursday’s special town meeting. A bylaw to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries and growing facilities by special permit and site plan … 0

Are towns ready for medical pot?

Thursday, January 30, 2014

GREENFIELD — Before a medical marijuana dispensary opens in Franklin County, the dispensary owners may be asked to pay the host town thousands of dollars, give police access to security cameras or fund new police officers. State Department of Public Health regulations allow host towns to set fee … 0

Medical marijuana zoning on Montague meeting agenda

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

MONTAGUE — A special town meeting at the end of the month will ask voters to decide whether to implement medical marijuana zoning, a day before the state announces its list of approved marijuana dispensary developers. The proposed zoning addition developed by the Town Planner and Planning Board … 0

Pot dispensary applicant arraigned

Thursday, December 19, 2013

GREENFIELD — James Pasiecnik, a Whately potato farmer seeking a state medical marijuana license, has been arraigned on assault charges in Greenfield District Court. Pasiecnik, 59, of 207 River Road in Whately, was arraigned on two charges of assault and battery and on a witness intimidation complaint. Not … 0