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

Greenfield merchants eye Orange for med. pot site

Thursday, November 28, 2013

ORANGE — M.R. Absolute Inc., a nonprofit founded by Greenfield businessman Michael Ruggeri, has submitted an application to the state to operate a medical marijuana dispensary at the Orange Innovation Center. Selectmen voted unanimously to write a letter of support for the initiative at their meeting last week. … 0

Montague OKs second medical pot applicant

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

MONTAGUE — Two developers have now expressed interest in opening a medical marijuana dispensary in Montague, the latest in a group including local businessman Joshua Goldman. Late last month, the Board of Selectmen granted Greenfield businessman and liquor store owner Michael F. Ruggeri’s request that they support his … 0

3 locals make final phase for medical marijuana licenses

Friday, November 22, 2013

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Three local residents are among the 100 finalists statewide for licenses to run a medical marijuana dispensary. J.M. Farm’s Patient Group Inc., with James Pasiecnik of Whately, A New Leaf, co-directed by Joshua and Marina Goldman of Montague and MR Absolute Medical Resources Inc., directed … 0

Greenfield OKs ordinance for pot farm, dispensary

Thursday, November 21, 2013

GREENFIELD — The town now has a zoning ordinance that will regulate medical marijuana farms and dispensaries. In September, Town Council discussed the possibility of imposing a moratorium on the farms and dispensaries, until the town could come up with a “satisfactory” ordinance, but the moratorium was voted … 0

Deerfield selectmen sign letter of support for pot dispensary

Thursday, November 21, 2013

SOUTH DEERFIELD — On a yellow steno pad in handwritten scrawl, the Board of Selectmen signed a letter of support to have a medical marijuana dispensary in town that falls within the zoning overlay district. The board did not name any particular medical marijuana dispensary applicant, but J.M … 0

Medical marijuana dispensary applicants to court Deerfield board

Thursday, November 14, 2013

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Two applicants competing to run a medical marijuana dispensary in Deerfield are expected to ask the Board of Selectmen on Wednesday for letters of support. A New Leaf Inc. is scheduled to come before the board to discuss its plans publicly for the first time. … 0

Erving voters OK pot moratorium

Monday, November 4, 2013

ERVING — The ‘ayes’ had it. All. Monday’s special town meeting approved all items on the agenda unanimously and with little to no discussion, welcoming a new plot of land to the town fold and approving a medical marijuana moratorium among other matters. The land is a donation … 0

2 eye same Deerfield land for dispensary site

Thursday, October 31, 2013

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Two applicants vying for a medical marijuana dispensary license in Franklin County are competing for the same Deerfield property. A 15,747-square-foot space at 10 Greenfield Road has become the hot spot for dispensaries. A New Leaf Inc., co-directed by Joshua Goldman of Montague, and JM … 0

Deerfield approves medical pot zoning

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Town residents have approved a zoning bylaw that would allow medical marijuana treatment centers in the Deerfield Industrial Park and a small section south of Elm Street. The Planning Board held two public hearings on the zoning bylaw, including one held right before a special … 0

Montague board endorses Ruggeri’s bid for pot dispensary

Monday, October 28, 2013

TURNERS FALLS — A prospective medical marijuana dispensary developer on Monday requested the Montague Board of Selectmen’s blessing to pursue development in town. One of five pursuing state licenses to operate dispensaries, Greenfield businessman and liquor store owner Michael F. Ruggeri listed Greenfield in his application to the … 0

Montague moves forward on pot regs

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

TURNERS FALLS — The Montague Planning Board on Tuesday night approved the final version of new zoning language regulating the citing of medical marijuana dispensaries. Less restrictive than the Department of Public Health’s model regulations, the zoning amendment … 0

3 Franklin County towns draw pot interest

Monday, October 21, 2013

DEERFIELD — The towns of Deerfield, Greenfield and Whately have become ground zero in Franklin County as five applicants compete for a license to open a registered medical marijuana operation here. A Montague fish producer, a Whately potato … 0