Whether you describe it as earthy, musky, piney, or skunky, the smell of fresh cannabis will stay off the streets if a major cultivator sets up shop in East Hartford, the company promised town planners ahead of a key vote this week.
C3 Industries, a Michigan-based operator of cannabis farms and two "budega" retail stores in Massachusetts, applied for a special permit and site-plan approval to build a 72,366-square-foot cannabis cultivation and processing facility at 241 Park Ave. The $12 million project would create 70 jobs in the town, according to the company.
East Hartford's Planning & Zoning Commission is scheduled to vote on the plan at its Wednesday regular meeting. Planned for part of a former warehouse, East Hartford's indoor pot farm would deploy the latest in odor-control technology, said C3 CEO Ankur Rungta.
"We've tried to just proactively address the things that we know are always concerns, and that includes things like odor," Rungta said. "When you're doing this type of cultivation, there are odors generated, and so communities always want to know what will you be doing to mitigate that odor."
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