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Temescal Cuts Ribbon on $20M Cannabis Cultivation Facility

CEO Alex Hardy and Mayor Jennifer Macksey cut the ribbon on the 72,000-square-foot, more than $20 million, state-of-the-art cannabis cultivation facility on Wednesday morning even as National Grid was out back making sure that the power will be there when operations begin.

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Berkshire Kind Has Plans for Former Starbase Technologies

Originally to be built in the William Stanley Business Park, the cannabis company now plans to convert the former Starbase Technologies at the corner of Peck's and Valentine Roads into a cultivation and manufacturing facility.

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Lanesborough Approves Extension for Cannabis Dispensary

Lev Kelman, owner of 660 Cheshire Road, said at Monday's board meeting that he expects construction to begin soon on the property but wanted an extension in case of delays.

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Adams Planners Approve Recreational Marijuana Store

The unanimous vote allows Kerry Raheb of Indica LLC to take the next step in the process to open at 127 Columbia St., site of the former Townhouse bar. He anticipates opening this fall.

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Cannabis Facility Proposed for Berkshire Mall

The Selectmen on Tuesday authorized negotiations for a Housing Community Agreement with JMJ Holdings Corp. for a project that includes making former anchor stores into manufacturing and cultivation facilities.

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Former Starbase Technologies Building Eyed for Cannabis Cultivation

Berkshire Kind is looking to put a cannabis cultivation facility in the former Starbase Technologies facility at the corner of Peck's and Valentine Roads.

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Mayor Macksey Says She Will Challenge Outdoor Cannabis Grower

The Planning Board last Monday gave the OK for Ruby Farms to develop 537 Ashland St. as an outdoor grow and processing site. That's prompted petitions from surrounding neighbors opposed to the facility.

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North Adams Planners OK Outdoor Cannabis Cultivation

Rustin Kluge of New England Alchemy is planning to grow marijuana and process it at 537 Ashland St., currently the home of Berkshire County Construction.

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Adams License Board Reviews Cannabis Rules After Uptick in Interest

Community Development Director Eammon Coughlin said the town's agreement, as it is currently, is not dissimilar from other communities. He noted, however, that the process is somewhat flexible compared to some.

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Adams Officials Hears Presentation on New Cannabis Dispensary

Raheb, who previously worked as an investment banker, said this business is his first cannabis dispensary. He said he intends on holding a community outreach meeting for the dispensary, which will be at the former site of Woodstock South, as soon as possible.

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Proposed Pittsfield Pot Dispensary Submitting State Application

Cannabis cultivator and retailer True East Leaf says it is "very close" to submitting its state application to open a facility at the former Richmond Bakery on Seymour Street.

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Williamstown Planning Board Agrees to Minor Change to Cannabis Bylaw Proposal

The board has proposed four zoning changes to June's annual town meeting, where each will need a two-thirds majority vote for passage.

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Adams Planners Approve Marijuana Cultivator Plans

The Planning Board approved marijuana cultivators LC Square's site plan for Howland Avenue.

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Berkshire Roots Celebrates 4/20 With Music, Food, Garcia Line

Berkshire Roots will music, food, vendors, and new products on Tuesday at its Dalton Avenue location. On Saturday is the dispensary's launch of Garcia Hand Picked cannabis products made by music legend Jerry Garcia's family.

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Great Barrington Dispensary Combines Art, Equity, 'Luxury' Cannabis

Social media strategist Alexander Farnsworth and his brother Brayden, and fashion designer Adam Lippes launched their joint venture, Farnsworth Fine Cannabis on March 1 with a retail location in Great Barrington.

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Williamstown Planning Board Sends Cannabis Bylaw to Town Meeting

After taking more than two hours of testimony from the public — most of it asking the board to more severely restrict or even disallow outdoor commercial marijuana production in town — the planners put forward a zoning bylaw amendment that would allow by special permit canopies of up to 100,000 square feet, the largest size allowed by the commonwealth's Cannabis Control Commission.

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Cannabis Cultivator Plans to Open in Former Crane Building

Temescal, which has marijuana dispensaries in New Hampshire and Massachusetts including one in Pittsfield, has a purchase-and-sale agreement for the nearly 10-acre property inside Hardman Industrial Park on Curran Highway.

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Bloom Brothers Pays $375K in Taxes to Pittsfield, Makes Charitable Donations

Bloom Brothers, owned by Nathan Girard and his wife, Migdeliz, and his brothers Benjamin and Nicholas Girard, offers around 400 different cannabis products to meet the needs of every type of customer.

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Williamstown Planning Board Advances Cannabis Bylaw for Inclusion on Town Meeting Warrant

But first Chair Stephanie Boyd reviewed the steps the board took to gather input and generate consensus around the marijuana issue, which generated angst, confusion and, ultimately, no action at the 2020 annual town meeting.

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North Adams Welcomes City's First Cannabis Dispensary

A line was at the door for the 10 a.m. opening at the transformed restaurant on State Road. The Friendly's closed in 2014 and the property was purchased by Clear Sky's parent company Evergreen Strategies in 2019. The Planning Board had approved the shop a year earlier.

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Burke's Construction Eyed for Marijuana Retail, Cultivation

Burke's Construction, at 6 Renfrew St., is zoned IP, or Industrial Park. Purkayastha, who has partnered with property owner John Burke, said they would like to use the property for industrial use.

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Williamstown Board of Health: No Recommendation on Cannabis Bylaw

The Board of Health on Monday decided not to make any recommendations on a draft bylaw the Planning Board is developing to regulate cannabis production in town.

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Pittsfield Council Votes to Ban Outdoor Commercial Cannabis Cultivation

On Tuesday, a motion to ordain a ban of large-scale, outdoor pot growing in all zoning districts of Pittsfield passed 10-1 with Ward 5 Councilor Patrick Kavey voting in opposition.

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Williamstown Planners Aim to Finish Cannabis Bylaw Proposal Next Month

But the conversation brought to mind a date seven days earlier as the board and the public relived many of the same arguments that have dominated the body's discussion for months as it hashes out a new zoning bylaw to regulate the production of cannabis.