A proposed marijuana testing laboratory and two cultivation and manufacturing businesses gained unanimous approval from the city Tuesday.
ACT Labs and The Fresh Connection Boston recieved special permitting and site plan review from the Planning Board. Native Sun Wellness, a medical cultivator approved by the city last year, also gained approval to expand to recreational growing and manufacturing.
"(Testing) is a key industry type within the cannabis field we're looking to get more of," said Tom Skwierawski, executive director of the Community Development Department. ACT Labs, the first proposed testing laboratory in the city, could open at 131 John Fitch Highway.
The company has labs all over the country and the Fitchburg location would be its first foray into Massachusetts, he said.
It was interested in the city because of its central location, which would be helpful to test products from marijuana businesses in Fitchburg and across the state, Skwierawski said.
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