Marijuana/ Cannabis Businesses in Fitchburg

I've been asked a few times "How many Cannabis businesses are going in now in Fitchburg?" So I put together this fairly comprehensive list....if I am missing anything or have anything that should be corrected please let me know!

Also, great article in the paper today that summarizes more and gives some more info: http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/news/ci_32395267/preparations-underway-fitchburg-pot-shops

2019 1-9 Official List by the Fitchburg Community Development Office, shared with me from a Planning Board Member


Marijuana/ Cannabis Businesses in Fitchburg: as of 1/22/19

General Notes

  • There is a cap on an individual licensee of 100,000 sq. ft. grow canopy.

  • There’s no cap for number of licensed cultivators.

  • For retail sales of Adult Use it is capped at 40% of the amount of package stores licenses, or 7 stores (referenced by City Solicitor). (Number of 8 used by city councilors most often in meetings when referencing 40% number, as minimum 20% number was rounding up per CCC)

  • Fitchburg voters approved adult-use/recreational cannabis 56.7% (8,707) to 43.3% (6,636), November 8th, 2016.


In Operation

Garden Remedies, Inc., 307 Airport Rd

Cultivation & processing of Medical Marijuana

  • Voted 7-0 to expand medical cultivation May 8, 2018

  • Facility is currently in operation, seeking to expand to 80,000 sq. ft. interior expansion and 30,000 sq. ft. outside grow area (greenhouses). Proposed outdoor grow on the SE side of building consists of five 30’x 215’ greenhouses with 10 ft. separation in between for maintenance.

  • 5-8-18 Meeting Minutes: http://www.ci.fitchburg.ma.us/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Minutes/_05082018-1313

 

Revolutionary Clinics, 1 Oak Hill Rd

Cultivation & processing of Medical Marijuana

 

Mass. Patient Foundation, 99 Development Rd

Medical Marijuana cultivation facility


 (Approved/ Pending State Approval or Opening)

Atlantic Medicinal Partners, 774 Crawford St.

Medical Marijuana cultivation/processing & dispensary facility

 

Revolutionary Clinics, 1 Oak Hill Rd.

Cultivation & processing of Adult-Use Marijuana

  • Bert Vining, Vice President of Revolutionary Clinics

  • Total Employees: 85 (65 at Oak Hill Rd) soon to be 120 Employees total.

  • A minimum of 35% of product produced is reserved for medical patients, the rest could go to the Adult Use Market

  • Product is locked and secured and transported to Somerville, and two locations in Cambridge.

  • Approved August 21st 2018 7-0

  • 8-21-18 Meeting Minutes: http://www.ci.fitchburg.ma.us/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Minutes/_08212018-1374

 

Garden Remedies, Inc., 307 Airport Rd

Cultivation & processing of Adult -Use Marijuana

 

NS AJO Holdings, 20 Authority Drive

Cultivation, processing & retail sales of Medical & Adult-Use Marijuana

 

Native Sun Wellness, 140 Industrial Road

Cultivation/processing of Medical Marijuana

 

Cypress Tree Management, 431 Westminster Street

Medical & Adult Use?

Cultivation & processing of Medical Marijuana (7/18, 9/18)

  • Matt Fournier Building Owner

  • Zach Harvey, COO of Cypress Tree Mgmt.

  • d/b/a Weston Roots

  • Cypress Tree will be using 50,000 sq. ft. of the building

  • Medical marijuana cultivation establishment with 32-50 employees.

  • Approved Sept 11, 2018 7-0

 

Colonial Cannabis, 141-143 Water St.

Retail sale of Adult-Use Marijuana

  • Jack Carney

  • There will be a vestibule entrance with security.  Customers will wait in queue & wait for employee to check IDs.

  • They will only allow 20 -25 people inside store at any one time.  If waiting line extends outside, additional security will be provided. 

  • Expects peak times will be >5:00p.m. on Fridays. Hours expected to be M-Th 10-8, Fri.-Sat. 10-10

  • They are proposing to use one-half of the 3,500 sq. ft. space for retail cannabis sales and the other half for a Potential restaurant.

  • Expect to start with 4-5 employees, may go up to 7 once established.

  • 2% of retail sales with $10K annually to community relations board.

  • Approved November 13th 6-0

 

Blue Collar Botany, 644 River St.

Cultivation/processing of Adult-Use Marijuana

  • Hal Melanson

  • Parcel is a 2.6 acre site.  Will use approx. 9,500 sq. ft. of building, grow canopy: 4,600 sq. ft.

  • Will not have retail sales there; they are looking at working with other retailers, probably on the South Shore.

  • Applicant will pay City 1.25% of retail sales, donate $10K/year to community relations board. 

  • Approved November 13, 2018 6-0

  • 11-13-2018 Meeting Minutes: http://www.ci.fitchburg.ma.us/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Minutes/_11132018-1446


(Pending Approval)

CAS Foundation, Inc., 1 Oak Hill Road

Medical & Adult Use

 

Green Era, 371 John Fitch Hwy

Retail sales of Adult-Use Marijuana

 

The Caregiver-Patient Connection, 373 Lunenburg St.

Retail sales of Adult-Use Marijuana

  • Catherine Trifilo (Iandoli) & Dean Iandoli, Owners

  • Adult Use cultivation/processing facility in Barre (10,000 sq. ft.)

  • Retail Name: Solcanna

  • Hours of proposed retail facility: 11:00 a.m. -9:00 p.m., 7 days per week.  Est. 4-6 employees; 1,270 sq.ft. floor space. Maximum 12-15 customers per hour; 21 people max. capacity by building code.

  • 3% of retail sales, 5 yr. contract.  $10K/year to Community Relations Board. 

  

(Informal)

Stalk & Beans, 431 Westminster St.

Cannabis Third-Party Transporter

  • ·         Proposed to take 520 sf of space in Mill

 

Oxford Investment Partners, LLC, 25 Newport St.

Cannabis Cultivation/processing

 

310 Broad St.

Cannabis cultivation

  • Rob Bujold of Westminster Millworks present. Total building area:56,000 sq.ft. Proposes to convert 14,000 sq. ft. on 2nd floor into a small, coöp. grower, 4,000 sq. ft. total grow canopy.

  • Building is outside of 300-foot buffer to Crocker Field, but perhaps within 200 -feet of the Horizon Church parcel. Rob will pursue Special Permit.

  • 11-13-2018 Meeting Minutes: http://www.ci.fitchburg.ma.us/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Minutes/_11132018-1446