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Pittsfield Forum Touts Marijuana as Medicine

McKinnon specifically focused on it being used as harm reduction to help people curb opioid addiction when she spoke at the Berkshire Atheneum last week. Canna Cares is partnering with Berkshire Roots, a medical marijuana cultivator and distributor, set to open on Dalton Avenue later this year or early 2018. The two put on a forum to explain what they do.

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Williamstown Officials Grapple With Potential Medical Pot Dispensary

The Board of Selectmen are wondering if it should support an application for a medical marijuana dispensary in town, knowing that a successful applicant would have an advantage gaining a license for recreational sales down the road.

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Adams Planners Continue Marijuana Bylaw Discussion

The bulk of Monday's board workshop focused on where a medical marijuana retail facility could be located, however, with no consensus, the members agreed to look at a draft bylaw and come to compromise at a future meeting.

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Cheshire May Look At Recreational Marijuana Bylaw

The Selectmen are debating whether to begin the process of crafting a medical marijuana zoning bylaws. With the likelihood of the state adopting recreational marijuana regulations, Town Administrator Mark Webber asked the board on Tuesday if officials would be interested in creating a bylaw.

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Adams Planning Board Debates Marijuana Bylaws

The town administrator is advocating for a less restrictive medical medical marijuana bylaw than the Planning Board is considering. Planners last week discussed possibly locking any pot dispensaries out of the downtown.

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Adams Agrees To Host Agreement With Medical Marijuana Dispensary

The board voted unanimously Wednesday to provide Mission Massachusetts' general manager Cory Robinson with the letter that allows Mission to move further along in the state application process to sell medical marijuana. Attached to the letter is a host community agreement that promises Adams 3 percent of all revenues if the dispensary opens.

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Adams Planners Talk Pot Bylaws, Approve Asian Restaurant

The Planning Board is asking for a joint meeting with the Board of Selectmen and the chief of police to discuss how the town should move forward with a medical marijuana bylaw. The Selectmen have been exploring the issue since last summer, and with the passage of another ballot measure last November that legalizes the drug, want to get something on the books as soon as possible.

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Medical Marijuana Dispensary On Pace To Open In Pittsfield Soon

Construction is on pace for what could be the first medical marijuana dispensary in the county. Khem Organics has started renovations on a building on Dalton Avenue, which currently houses Jay's Custom Muffler & Auto, Casey's Billiards, and used to house the Salvation Army store. All three businesses are vacating the facility to make way for the dispensary.

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Permit Granted For Medical Marijuana Dispensary In Pittsfield

Manna Wellness was granted a special permit from the Zoning Board of Appeals Wednesday to operate a medical marijuana facility, despite protest from a resident who lives nearby. Julia Germaine of Manna Wellness said the company is looking to build a 3,200 square-foot facility on undeveloped land in the Cloverdale Business Park. The site is located next to Dollar General on outer West Housatonic Street and Ice River Springs.

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Pittsfield Denies Permit For Medical Marijuana Facility In Former KFC

The Zoning Board of Appeals denied a special permit for a medical marijuana dispensary at the former KFC because the members felt it would be detrimental to the character of the neighborhood. Happy Valley Compassion Center was looking to turn the former Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant into a medical marijuana dispensary - provided it received all of the necessary approvals from state and local government. But, the Zoning Board of Appeals unanimously rejected the company's application for a

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Marijuana Dispensary Planned For Former KFC Receives First Approval

The Community Development Board has signed off on the plans to turn the former KFC on East Street into a medical marijuana dispensary. The board approved the site plan by Happy Valley Compassion Center Tuesday night and the company now needs approvals from the Zoning Board of Appeals and a license from the Department of Public Health.

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Adams Looks at Medical Marijuana Dispensary Process

The Selectmen and Zoning Board of Appeals got a detailed primer on medical marijuana, zoning and state laws. The joint session held at the Selectmen's workshop meeting Wednesday included a presentation by attorney Jody Lehrer and was prompted by discussions over the taxation potential of marijuana dispensaries.

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Adams to Pursue Medical Marijuana Bylaw

Weed is weighing heavy on the minds of some town officials. Although the Selectmen unanimously voted Wednesday to request the Planning Board to draft a medical marijuana zoning bylaw, some members were hesitant to start the process. Selectman Joseph Nowak was not among them. He has been urging his colleagues to pursue a bylaw that would allow a medical marijuana dispensary.

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Adams May Look at Medical Marijuana Dispensary Possibilities

The Selectmen may look into bringing a medical marijuana dispensary to town. Selectman Joseph Nowak told the board during its workshop meeting on goals Wednesday that he would like to work on bringing a medical marijuana dispensary to town.

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