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Medical Marijuana
The former American Legion Post 81 building at 7 Legion Ave., now owned by Patriot Care.
Recorder Chris Curtis

Medical marijuana dispensary to open Feb. 1; Patriot Care will give back to community

Sunday, November 22, 2015

GREENFIELD — The nonprofit that will run a medical marijuana dispensary in the former American Legion building behind Green Fields Market has signed a host community agreement with Greenfield intended to benefit the town, veterans, the elderly and other local nonprofits. Mayor William Martin said the agreement includes a promise made by Patriot Care Corp. to contribute $10,000 to the … 0

Deerfield board supports medical marijuana shop

Thursday, June 4, 2015

DEERFIELD — The Board of Selectmen has given a green light to New England Patient Network to once again pursue opening a medical marijuana dispensary on Greenfield Road. The board issued a letter of support to the nonprofit Wednesday night. The nonprofit, formerly known as J.M. Farm’s Patient Group, was one of three groups to apply for a license to open a dispensary … 0

Zoning Board OKs permit for pot dispensary at Legion building

Thursday, March 12, 2015

GREENFIELD — The 3,200-square-foot building at 7 Legion Way will transform from a clubhouse for the American Legion to Franklin County’s first medical marijuana dispensary. The Zoning Board of Appeals unanimously voted to issue a special permit to Patriot Care Thursday night to open a medical marijuana dispensary at the former site of the American Legion. Patriot Care’s chief executive, Robert Mayerson, said … 0

Greenfield ZBA last stop for medical marijuana dispensary

Friday, February 13, 2015

GREENFIELD — Patriot Care has received approval from the state for a local medical pot dispensary, and a nod from Mayor William Martin — and now the nonprofit needs one more ‘yes,’ from the Zoning Board of Appeals, … 0

Congress ends federal ban on medical marijuana

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

WASHINGTON — Tucked deep inside the 1,603-page federal spending measure is a provision that effectively ends the federal government’s prohibition on medical marijuana and signals a major shift in drug policy. The bill’s passage over the weekend marks the first time Congress has approved nationally significant legislation backed … 0

Greenfield marijuana dispensary still on track

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — Plans to switch its proposed marijuana cultivation site from South Hadley to Lowell should have no impact on Patriot Care Corp.’s plans to open a medical pot dispensary here, company executives said. Patriot Care, which received … 0

Greenfield doctor certified for marijuana

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

GREENFIELD — On Federal Street, one doctor has quietly set up shop to certify patients for medical marijuana just as the state provisionally approved a dispensary in downtown. Dr. Kwesi Ntiforo has opened DocsConsult Medical at 106 Federal … 0

State OKs Patriot’s pot plan

Friday, November 7, 2014

GREENFIELD — Patriot Care Corp. is approaching the final hurdle to opening Franklin County’s first medical marijuana dispensary. The state Department of Public Health announced Friday Patriot Care has been approved to advance to the inspection phase. The nonprofit medical marijuana company has proposed opening a dispensary in … 0

Judge refuses to halt medical marijuana selection process

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The state high court has denied the request of preliminary injunction by a locally based nonprofit to halt the state medical marijuana selection process. The Suffolk Superior Court denied the motion filed in August against the state Department of Public Health by J.M. Farm’s Patient … 0

Boston Globe challenges Patriot Care Corp’s application for medical marijuana dispensary

Friday, September 19, 2014

A company that was awarded a medical marijuana dispensary license in Lowell and is vying for licenses in Boston and Greenfield appears to have overstated the scope of its operations at a counseling and research program for HIV and AIDS patients at dispensaries it owns in other cities. … 0

County gets 1 applicant for marijuana dispensary

Friday, August 29, 2014

GREENFIELD — Patriot Care Corp. is one step closer to opening Franklin County’s first medical marijuana dispensary. On Friday, four nonprofits submitted applications to run dispensaries in the seven counties without a dispensary applicant. Patriot Care is the … 0

JM Farms sues state for nixing license

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A locally based nonprofit that wants to sell medical marijuana in Franklin County has sued the state for “arbitrarily and capriciously” rejecting its application. JM Farm’s Patient Group is suing the state Department of Public Health to halt the state medical marijuana selection process and … 0

GCC to decide medical marijuana use policy

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

GREENFIELD — With a medical marijuana dispensary proposed for the downtown, Greenfield Community College is working to develop a policy on whether to allow marijuana for medicinal purposes on campus by the spring. Currently, the school does not have a policy since the state legalized the drug for … 0

Pot dispensary in the works for Greenfield

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

GREENFIELD — The American Legion could become the home of Franklin County’s first medical marijuana dispensary. Director of Planning Eric Twarog confirmed Patriot Care Corp. has told town officials it is interested in the 12,700-square-foot building at 7 … 0

JM Farm’s Patient Group questions state DPH selection process

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

DEERFIELD — In their bid for a state medical marijuana license, JM Farm’s Patient Group, one of three companies to apply for Franklin County, had done everything required of them by state Department of Public Health regulators, the … 1