Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana group eyes Bernardston farming facility

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

BERNARDSTON — Happy Valley Compassion Center, a nonprofit medical marijuana organization based out of Greenfield, is eyeing Bernardston as a possible location for a pot farm. Last week, operation facilitator Jim Counihan and his two business partners expressed their reasons to open a production facility in Bernardston, and ensured the approximately 10-member audience of residents and members of the Board … 0

Deerfield to examine medical marijuana host agreement

Sunday, December 6, 2015

DEERFIELD — The Board of Selectmen are reviewing a host agreement for a proposed medical marijuana facility in town. They are seeking comment from the Board of Assessors, the police chief and the Board of Health agent on the first draft of the New England Patient Network host agreement The NEPN — with the approval of the state Department of Public Health — … 0

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 … 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

What’s next in store for medical pot?

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

GREENFIELD — The five applicants invited to re-apply for medical marijuana licenses in the seven open counties, including Franklin County, will find out today what their next steps are to secure one of the remaining coveted licenses. The state Department of Public Health Medical Use of Marijuana Program … 0

State to begin 2nd round for pot shop licenses

Friday, June 27, 2014

GREENFIELD — Still no medical marijuana for Franklin County. State medical marijuana dispensary applicants have until Aug. 29 to apply for a provisional license to run a dispensary in Franklin County. The application process will kick off July 9 and licenses will be announced in October. Franklin County … 0

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. … 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 … 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 … 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