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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

Bernardston to answer: ‘What is a restaurant?’

Friday, July 12, 2013

BERNARDSTON — Proposed zoning changes could clear up confusion about what types of restaurants are and are not allowed in town, among other things. The Planning Board will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Monday, in Town Hall, on several zoning and bylaw proposals. Residents will have … 0

Medical-marijuana invite nipped in bud

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

WENDELL — In the end, pot proved less controversial than the stove. A proposed remodeling of the Town Hall kitchen — from which the stove is temporarily excluded due to its controversial nature — generated nearly an hour’s debate at Monday’s annual town meeting, in contrast to the … 2

Wendell seeks to be medical pot-friendly town

Friday, May 31, 2013

WENDELL — While some area towns scramble to find legal ways of blocking medical marijuana dispensaries, Wendell voters will be asked to issue an open invitation to marijuana farms and dispensaries. A resolution declaring the town “a medical marijuana-friendly community” is among the articles on the agenda for … 0

Area workshop set on medical marijuana

Thursday, May 23, 2013

With new state regulations on medical marijuana set to take effect today, some towns have been looking to control or prevent treatment centers from siting in parts of their communities, or anywhere in town. But while the state forbids outright bans on the dispensaries, there are still zoning … 0

Conway OKs $4.7M budget

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

CONWAY — Voters have approved a $4.7 million budget for 2014, as well as $175,000 to develop plans and help fund construction of a new highway garage, and have placed a moratorium on the establishment of medical marijuana growing centers. At least 200 gathered earlier this week at … 0

Conway to vote on $4,757,924 budget Monday

Friday, May 10, 2013

CONWAY — Monday, townspeople will be asked to approve a $4,757,924 budget for next year, which covers projects for Frontier school improvements, engineering plans for a new highway garage and senior housing review slated for the Rose property. The number reflects the amount recommended by the Selectboard and … 0

Conway studying moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

CONWAY — Town Planning Board members and four residents at a hearing this week seemed to support the idea of a one-year moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries in town. “I’m absolutely in favor of a moratorium to give the town time to determine how it would be regulated … 0

Conway Planning Board to consider medical marijuana moratorium

Monday, April 22, 2013

CONWAY —On May 2, the Planning Board will consider a one-year moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries in the town. The moratorium would give the Planning Board time to work out new zoning bylaws related to the facilities. Chairman Diane Poland insisted the moratorium is not “an attempt to … 0

Shelburne planners seek longer wind moratorium

Saturday, April 6, 2013

SHELBURNE — Instead of seeking a zoning bylaw for small-scale wind turbines at the May 7 annual town meeting, the Planning Board will ask for a one-year extension of the town’s wind turbine moratorium to give the Wind Advisory Committee more time to develop a better bylaw. At … 3

Bernardston responds to AG’s pot ruling

Thursday, March 14, 2013

BERNARDSTON — An effort to ban medical marijuana dispensaries from town will now shift to regulating them, after the state’s Attorney General has ruled such bans unlawful. Last month, the Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to have the … 0

Bernardston board: ‘no’ to medical pot shop

Thursday, February 21, 2013

BERNARDSTON — Medical marijuana is just fine, but a dispensary doesn’t belong in Bernardston, according to the town’s selectmen. “I’m all for medical marijuana, but do we want it in our town?” Chairwoman Virginia Budness asked rhetorically at a Wednesday board meeting. “I don’t think we have the … 0

Medical pot on Tuesday ballot

Thursday, November 1, 2012

A key debate that has emerged about Question 3 — which, if approved, would permit the use of medical marijuana in Massachusetts — focuses less on if marijuana can help patients, and more on whether this legislation is the right one to do the job. Massachusetts is one … 0