The City Council’s Ordinance Committee has recommended granting High End Management and Four Trees Holyoke LLC one-year special permit extensions. Both companies plan marijuana cultivation and manufacturing operations.
However, the panel had concerns about Four Trees’ recent acquisition by a cannabis company and an expiring special permit. High End plans to set up a marijuana cultivation facility on Winter Street. The company secured the special permit before COVID-19 but experienced delays as the pandemic worsened.
Helen Gomez-Anderson, of High End said the company had to pursue new capital because of the delay. In the past few months, High End has worked on the building design and obtaining a property appraisal.
The firm is likely to start construction in the coming months, but obtaining a permanent operating license from the Cannabis Control Commission may take up to six months.
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