Trulieve Cannabis Corp. announced Thursday it expects to cease its Massachusetts operations by the end of 2023, closing its shops in Northampton, Framingham and Worcester by June 30. The move also includes the closure of its growing and processing facility in Holyoke.
The company has 128 employees in Massachusetts.
That Holyoke facility at 56 Canal St. is where Lorna McMurrey, 27, worked before dying in 2022 of breathing problems that were blamed on inhaling cannabis dust at the facility.
In December, Florida-based Trulieve paid $14,502 to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to settle the case. In Northampton, Trulieve opened on North King Street in 2021.
It’s part of a national retrenchment for Trulieve — a publicly held company traded on the Toronto stock exchange as TRUL — and another sign that the state’s legal marijuana market is losing its buzz.
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