US (MA): Cannabis grower to be town's first to cultivate and transport

A Boston-based cannabis grower will be the first in town to run a cultivation and transportation business in a now-vacant building off South Main Street, in an area surrounded by cornfields.

Meed Cannabis LLC received town approval Monday by the Select Board to grow cannabis in the 7,500-square-foot building at 964 S. Main St. (Route 7). The company still needs a state license to open.

The board approved Meed’s permit, 4-1. Garfield Reed, who cast the dissenting vote, has been a vocal opponent of the cannabis industry’s foray into town, who fought against a grower who tried to open in Housatonic. The grower moved his proposal to Sandisfield after community pushback about potential odors and other issues.

Meed received no other apparent resistance. It held a community outreach meeting in September, and those who attended did not express concern, the company said in its permit application.

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