US (MA): Grower to add 43,000 sq. ft. grow to site in Ashely Falls

One of South County’s first marijuana dispensaries now has state approval for a second grow location that will include an outdoor farm and more greenhouses.

The Pass, which, in July opened, off Route 7 near the Great Barrington town line, will add a 43,000-square-foot grow site in Ashley Falls to increase supply for its retail and wholesale operations, the company announced Tuesday.

“Our products are selling out pretty fast,” CEO and co-founder Christopher Weld said in a statement. “There are significant gaps in the cannabis supply chain, and our expanded capacity will help create infrastructure to meet existing and expected demand.”

Heavy regulations and extensive product testing, as well as inundated testing labs and COVID-related staffing shortages in labs, have created delays that can cause lags for the industry, according to Ian Collins, the company’s assistant wholesale director.

At the new outdoor location, 2,700 plants will be cultivated during the growing season, and 2,400 plants will grow year-round in five greenhouses.


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