The city’s Planning Commission unanimously voted to grant provisional approval for Gold Leaf Cultivation of North Haven to operate a cannabis micro-cultivation operation at 45 Gracey Ave.
Gold Leaf’s application is the first cannabis growing operation cleared by the commission since it drafted rules regulating the cannabis industry. Two provisional retail dispensary applications have been approved along with one medical hybrid application. All are waiting for licensure by the state before getting final city approval.
Partners Chadd Burlingame and Jonathan Gamble of North Haven, doing business as Gold Leaf, applied for the provisional approval in February but the commission voted to continue the public hearing to allow them time to address concerns about odor control.
“This has definitely been an extensive and fun learning journey this far,” Burlingame said. “...I’m super excited about what Meriden has to offer and what the space has to offer. We’ ve been looking in Meriden, Thomaston, East Lyme. But Meriden has that excitement to bring in micro cultivation. We’ll see if we can move forward with the application.” If approved by the state, the operation will occupy about 10,000 square feet of space in the rear of Pyramid Time Systems.
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