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Cheshire Residents Opposed to Pot Farm on Stafford Hill

And the Planning Board again extended the hearing for the proposed outdoor marijuana cultivation operation as both planners and residents continued to air concerns.

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Community Development Board Denies Marijuana Dispensary Extra Parking

Girard said they reached out to the city's engineering department, building commissioner, and the permitting coordinator and submitted some new plans. He said because the change was so minor the building inspector signed off on it and they blocked off the area and prepared for construction.

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Marijuana Cultivators Eye William Stanley Business Park

After a brief executive session Tuesday, the Pittsfield Economic Development Authority voted to support Berkshire Kind's intent to purchase land in the business park and erect a 20,000 square foot grow facility.

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Pittsfield ZBA Continues Two Marijuana Facility Hearings

The Zoning Board of Appeals deferred two special permit requests for two marijuana facilities to its October meeting, seeking clearer more complete information.

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Cheshire Questions Odor, Water Usage at Proposed Marijuana Farm

Stafford Green Inc. is seeking a special permit to grow organic marijuana on about five acres of land at 80 Stafford Hill Road. Frank Maguire, president of the company, and his team were on hand to hear concerns and questions from the board and residents.

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Adams to Draft Bylaw For Outdoor Marijuana Growth

David Rosenthal and Carol Shumans are looking to grow 25 plants on their property at 127 Walling Road. They currently grow 12 plants under the recreational category.

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Hearing for Pot Cultivation on Pittsfield Peck's Road Continued

The Zoning Board of Appeals has continued a hearing in regard to a proposed outdoor marijuana cultivation operation on Peck's Road.

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Marijuana Greenhouse Proposed in Clarksburg

Chad Cellana and Trenten Lynch of New England Regional Dispensaries (NERD) are proposing to build a pot production greenhouse and retail outlet at 28 Cross Road, within the marijuana overlay district approved at town meeting two years ago.

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Pittsfield Community Development Approves Two Marijuana Cultivator Site Plans

The Community Development Board approved two site plans Tuesday for marijuana cultivation establishments.

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Cheshire May Make Additions to Marijuana Bylaws

The Planning Board will address outdoor marijuana cultivation with some possible new bylaws.

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Adams Hears From Another Potential Marijuana Cultivator

Another marijuana grow facility was proposed to the Selectmen, however, it would require some bylaw changes.

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Pot Shop Proposes Moving Into Adams Oasis Property

Another marijuana retail facility is seeking permission to operate in Adams, this one within the Oasis package store.

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Williamstown Pot Farm Proposal Withdrawn by Applicant

The applicant who had sought to create marijuana plantation on Blair Road withdrew its application for a special permit on Thursday night.

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Lanesborough Irons Out Local Process For Marijuana Companies

The town will soon be closed off to new prospective marijuana retailers but that could change in two years. The Board of Selectmen solidified its process for approving community host agreements on Monday, a requirement for a potential company to seek state permits. The town has limited the number of retailers to two and has one host agreement approved and another one in the works.

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THC-Infused Chocolate Factory Eyed For Former AZP In Lanesborough

A Brooklyn chocolatier who previously was looking to build a cannabis-infused chocolate factor at the Berkshire Mall is now looking to purchase the former Arizona Pizza building on Cheshire Road. Lev Kelman, the owner of Brooklyn Dark, said on Wednesday that he's made an offer on the building at 660 Cheshire Road and is looking to close on it by mid-June. Kelman is now going through the process of applying to the state for permits to manufacture the THC-infused chocolates and that includes a

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North County's First Pot Retailer Opens in Williamstown

Although there was no line for Payne to jump, there was one customer on hand when the doors opened at 10 a.m. and a several more who trickled in during the first few minutes of operation.

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Williamstown Marijuana Retailer to Open Wednesday

Earlier this month, the pot purveyor announced that it had received its final license from the commonwealth's Cannabis Control Commission.

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State Officials Issue Reminder About Intoxicate Driving Ahead of 4/20

The first "4/20" day with open recreational marijuana dispensaries has prompted a warning from the state Cannabis Control Commission to relax, take it easy, man. April 20, 4/20, has become somewhat of a holiday among marijuana users and in states that legalized recreational use prior, rallies and events were held to commemorate the day. Locally, three recreational shops have opened and are planning specials and entertainment.

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Former Royal Cleaners in Pittsfield Now Eyed For Marijuana Business

The former Royal Cleaners is now eyed to be repurposed for marijuana retail, cultivation, and manufacturing company. The Zoning Board of Appeals granted a special permit for EOS Farm LLC. to operate there. The plan is to use the majority of the building for cultivation and manufacturing of marijuana products and then use 600 square feet of frontage for retail.

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The Fear of Smell: Pungent Pot Plants Worry Williamstowners

Barstow was part of an overflow crowd at Town Hall as the ZBA heard a petition from Massflora, which wants to develop a cannabis plantation on a 20-acre Blair Road parcel.

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Williamstown ZBA Continues Hearing on Pot Plantation

Massflora, a subsidiary of Colorado-based Euflora Cannabis Dispensaries, has requested permission for a 5-acre outdoor plantation and 7,000-square-foot building.

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Idea Pitched For THC-infused Chocolate Manufacturing at Mall

A Brooklyn chocolatier is considering purchasing one of the mall's anchor stores to manufacturer marijuana-infused chocolate products. Lev Kelman and Lori Denman pitched the concept to the Board of Selectmen Monday night. Kelman said he's been in talks with mall ownership to either lease a large space like the vacant J.C. Penny location or lease a smaller space, in the former Garden Grill space.

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Williamstown Voters May Be Asked to Consider Cap on Pot Shops

Williamstown, where 61 percent of voters in 2016 voted in favor of a statewide referendum to decriminalize pot, currently has a retail store in the final phases of obtaining a green light from state regulators and another potential store beginning the approval process.

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Community Forum: Weed is Here. Now What?

Community leaders representing law enforcement, youth services, local government and the drug treatment community will discuss the changing landscape of marijuana's place in Southern Berkshire County with an extended question-and-answer period from the audience.

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Williamstown ZBA Continues Marijuana Farm Petition to March Meeting

The board did not, however, take up a more contentious issue: the application for a special permit to grow marijuana on a Blair Road property.

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