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:

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:


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:


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:

(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. 



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:


Fitchburg councilors tour specialized CARES School

My fellow councilor Walsh and I got the full tour with Principal Katherine Flynn during a recent open house at the new Deveraux CARES School in Fitchburg. 
Previously occupied by the Durham School of the Institute of Professional Practice, the new Deveraux CARES (Center for Autism Resources and Education Services) is a small private special education school that supports students ages 8-22 with Autism Spectrum Disorders, developmental disabilities, dual diagnoses, and social skills deficits. 
Their primary goal is to teach functional and pro-social skills that can be easily generalized to the student’s community and home.
They have a gym with workout equipment, an exterior yard with basketball hoop, library/reading areas, individual rooms, a lunch/cafe, a 'school store' and many other support areas.


Cannabis Job Fair Upcoming in Fitchburg

Cannabis Job Fair Upcoming in Fitchburg
A job fair is planned for individuals interested in applying to work for either an adult-use retail store or a medical marijuana dispensary. The job fair and resume workshop is planned for Wednesday, January 16, at the Fitchburg Public Library, MA, 610 Main St., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The job fair is being organized by Central Ave Compassionate Care Inc. a medical marijuana dispensary, and Gage Cannabis Co., which plans to open an adult-use retail cannabis shop. Both are hiring for a variety of positions, from entry level to management, at their locations in Ayer.
The job fair will also feature a workshop for applicants interested in entering the cannabis industry but who need assistance crafting a resume.
“This is an opportunity for us help fill our upcoming staffing needs and provide job opportunities for individuals from a community that have been disproportionately harmed by marijuana prohibition and enforcement,” said Mark Hillier, Chief Operating Officer of Central Ave Compassionate Care Inc.
Central Ave., a marijuana cultivator and manufacturer that operates a medical dispensary in Ayer, is seeking:
· Dispensary or sales agents
· Security Associates
· Packaging Personnel
· Cultivation Assistant
Gage Cannabis, which has plans to open as retailer and manufacturer in Ayer, is seeking:
· Sales associates
· Security associates
· Kitchen personnel
· Packaging personnel
All applicants must be 21 and older and willing to undergo a background check. Non-violent marijuana offenses are not disqualifying. Applicants should bring a resume and cover letter, and applications will be available at the job fair.
*Please share to all who might be interested*


Fitchburg's newest Golf Business Birdies Golf Junior Golf Clinics

Fitchburg's newest Golf Business Birdies Golf is hosting Free Weekly Junior Golf Clinics (Ages 8-14) starting Sat Jan 12th at 10am and 11am.
Pre-registration is required, limit of 6 per clinic.
Pregister at or call 978-516-6985.
Located at 68 Airport Rd, @FitchburgMass


Garden Remedies Inc. - Top 50 best to work in Cannabis

Congratulations to Garden Remedies Inc. of Fitchburg, Mass. on being named one the top 50 best companies to work for in Cannabis by MG Magazine --- thank you for helping to make a positive impact in the Fitchburg Business Community.

Grand occasions aren’t the only reason to celebrate at Garden Remedies, though the company certainly does take pride in celebrating special moments with events such as “harvest parties” when hitting cultivation milestones. The company revels in providing a “positive, healthy work environment” and in the diversity of its team: Currently, 67 percent of executive roles are occupied by women. World-class recycling and conservation programs surpass those of nearly every other company on this list.

Founded: 2013
Employees: 51-100
Job Openings: 11-20
Paid Education: Yes

Wachusett Brewing Company Brew Barn Opening at Great Wolf Lodge

Loving the new Wachusett Brewing Company Brew Barn at our fabulous Great Wolf Lodge! Located in the tree ropes course area, this new Wachusett barn bar will be open 2-10pm! It's very kegalicious! Open to the public also you know... 😁Thanks to everyone that joined us this daughter and I LOVE Great Wolf and now I'll love it a smidge more 😉🍻 plus I made her super jealous that I saw Wiley and Violet without her 😂

BF Brown topping off ceremony - Fitchburg Arts Community

So excited to attend the BF Brown topping off ceremony this morning at Fitchburg Art Museum! They installed the first roof truss---ready to rebuild into the new Fitchburg Arts Community with NewVue Communities!
The Police Chief and I compared our BF Yearbooks.... & we were both on Student Council =D
Incredible showing of community support...including our outgoing Congresswoman Niki Tsongas! I'm so excited to see this project transform and yet preserve my Alma mater.

Small Business Saturday 2018

Our Small Business Saturday Event was a nice success! The Sentinel covered the event, and we heard good things from the local businesses.

Nearly 30 businesses will participate in Small Business Saturday this weekend to encourage people to buy local and to kick of the holiday shopping season.

See the event here for all the business promotions:

23 Gift Ideas for Shop Small! Shop Fitchburg. Nov 24, 2018 
Let's show our support our #Fitchburg small businesses on Saturday November 24th for #smallbusinesssaturday
-->See the event link above for more details on the deals:

1. Exercise Class Gift Certificates at Studio Q ( Fitchburg Mass )
2. Art Class Gift Certificates at Art on the Rocks, Fitchburg
3. Calendars, Fitchburg & beyond photo prints, Photo session gift certificates at Ashley Green Photography 
3. Personalized Wood gifts at RusticCraft 
4. Wood Gifts & Solid Wood Furntiture at Wilbur Davis Studios
5. Supplements & fitness gear at Nutrishop Fitchburg 
6. An experience Gift Certificate for Curious Escape Rooms 
7. Art Gifts, prints, sculpture & more at Gallery Sitka West
8. Musical Instruments and Gift certificates for lessons at Eddy's Music
9. Custom Journals at Pen & Anvil Press
10. Gift Certificate to join ILoveKickboxing
11. A fun Saturday out at Putnam Street Lanes Fitchburg
12. Smoking Accessories at Higher Standards Smoke Shop
13. Unique gifts for the home at Windmill Florist & Susan Bates Home and Garden
14. Skateboards and accessories at Acid Reign Skateboard Company
15. Gifts for the Furbabies at Fitchburg Preppy Pet
16. Fitchburg paintings and more at The Boulder Art Gallery
17. Clothes / Shoes at Urban Flow La Moda
18. $99 for a year membership to the new Global 24
19. Plant gifts and beyond at debonis & davin florist inc.
20. Coffee lovers gifts at Strong Style Coffee
21. Remote Control Cars and more at R/C Excitement, Inc 
22.5 Fitchburg themed gifts and more at Mill No. 3 Farmstand
22. Candles, Smoking & vaping accessories at Rebel Smoke
23. Tattoos, piercings and unique artwork gifts at Red House Irons

Let's show our support our #Fitchburg small businesses. Saturday November 24th is the official #smallbusinesssaturday.

We'll use this event to promote #shoplocal #shopfitchburg with events, specials and info on our own city's small business!
Click 'going' on the event for business updates.

Check here for a list with Fitchburg Small Business specials.
*note to check with local businesses for complete info.
*If you are a small business with a special...let us know!

Studio Q ( Fitchburg Mass ) 509 Electric Ave, Fitchburg
Open House for Small Business Saturday Weekend with Free Classes on Saturday and Sunday! See Studio Q FB page/event for details!

Art on the Rocks, Fitchburg 76 Franklin Rd, Fitchburg
Follow art on the rocks on Facebook for small business Saturday gift card deals!

Ashley Green Photography online:
Coupon code ETSYCYBER2018 good for 15% off my entire shop Nov 20-26, working on something separate for Small Biz Saturday See etsy shop here --->

RusticCraft online:
To celebrate Small Business Saturday... RusticCraft is offering a 10% off coupon code. Use the code SHOPSMALL in the cart screen to save 10% on your order Saturday & Sunday! Or click this link:
Handcrafted and hand engraved personalized wood gifts made in @Fitchburgmass
**For pickup orders in the Fitchburg area, we will refund shipping costs

Wilbur Davis Studios online:
5% off and free shipping/delivery on
Use coupon code SHOPSMALL to save 5% off your order on Saturday and Sunday!

Nutrishop Fitchburg 18 John Fitch Hwy, Fitchburg
Participating in #smallbusinesssaturday with a 20% off promotion all day on any non-sale purchase at Nutrishop! 

Curious Escape Rooms 359 Main St, Fitchburg
Give the gift of adventure and puzzle solving with friends, family, or for team building! (Designed for adults. Players must be 12 years old and older)
Currently on Exhibition: The Dollhouse & The 90s Video Store.
Open year round!
Virtual gift certificates available online at

Physical gift tickets available in store. Contact us at (978)696-5136 for details.

General admission: $28 per person
Local Residents and Students: $25 per person w/ promo code "FITCHBURGROCKS"

Gallery Sitka West 454 Main St, Fitchburg
Support small, local businesses like us during Shop Small Saturday! Gallery Sitka West is offering 20% off all art and pottery during this event. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to help support the arts!

Eddy's Music, 18 Mill St, Fitchburg, MA (978) 855-4678
on Small Business Saturday Eddy's Music will be offering 20% off anything in the store except consignments. Always free intro lessons too. Thanks!

Pen & Anvil Press, online:
Brilliant! "Fitchburg and Fitchburg-area residents who make a book or journal issue purchase from on 11/24/18 are eligible to receive a 15% refund. To initiate your refund claim, please email"


Fitchburg - ILoveKickboxing’s humble roots mean BIG savings! 
24 John Fitch Hwy, Fitchburg, MA (978) 627-3096
Celebrate Small Business Saturday with all of our franchise owners for sleek arms, toned legs, and a fat wallet.

1-Day Flash Sale! 50% OFF 3 Fitness Kickboxing Classes + Free Gloves, Just $9.99 (Regular: $19.99)! Use Promo Code “SBS” at checkout:

#smallbizsaturday #ILKB #deals #sale #local


Putnam Street Lanes Fitchburg, 14 Putnam St, Fitchburg, MA 
(978) 343-9664
Small Business Saturday promotion at Putnam Street Lanes, Saturday Nov 24th --- Bowl 1 game, Get 1 game free!


Higher Standards Smoke Shop, 360 Main Street, Fitchburg, MA (978) 627-3331
For the Small Business Saturday. These are the deals at Higher Standards Smoke Shop. Final sales over $50 we will take 5% off. Final sales over $100 will save 10%. Final sales over $200 will save 15%.

Windmill Florist, 448 Mechanic St, Fitchburg, MA (978) 342-2347
Small Business Saturday deal: 20% off at Windmill (will exclude prior purchases and live arrangements). That's 20% off all antiques, jewelry, furniture, and all holiday silk arrangements and wreaths. 

Susan Bates Home and Garden, 54 Fitchburg State Rd, Ashby, MA (978) 340-7869
Small Business Saturday deal: 20% on all EGM tags at Susan Bates Home and Garden at 

Think Tank Academics, 348 Lunenburg St, Fitchburg, MA (978) 821-9209
Free academic assessment on November 24 for any child grades 1-10.
Appointment must be made at least 48 hours in advance by calling 978 821 9209 or emailing


Acid Reign Skateboard Company, 168 Lunenburg St, Fitchburg, MA (978) 549-2415
10% off promotion on Saturday Nov 24th when you mention Small Business Saturday!

Fitchburg Preppy Pet, 147 John Fitch Hwy, Fitchburg, MA (978) 345-0444
We will be offering 10%off everything in our retail store on small business Saturday!
We are also having a big holiday party Saturday December 1st! There will be vendors, free samples and a raffle table with 100% proceeds going to local animal rescues!


The Boulder Art Gallery, 960 Main Street, Fitchburg, MA (978) 345-7000
Boulder Art Gallery is offering 15% off all wide, on Saturday, November 24th.

Urban Flow La Moda, 6 Summer St, Fitchburg, MA (978) 627-3798
Free shipping on orders $75+
10% off Clothing and Accessories on Small Business Saturday
& Buy one shirt get one free off the sale rack on Saturday!

Global 24
Global 24 will be offering a $99 access membership, single club, one year, unlimited on demand Fitness classes . In club or online joining. 😊 

debonis & davin florist inc.
For Small Business Saturday Nov 24th Debonis & Davin Florist will be offering a 20% discount on all store items, excluding cut flowers and wire out orders. Thank you!


Strong Style Coffee
For Small Business Saturday November 24th:
take 25% off all Merch (shirts and mugs!)
Also...Get an extra $5 bucks added to any gift card purchase (that's free money yall.)


Zedas Fitchburg, MA
Small Business Saturday Nov 24th PIZZA deal! (2) Large Plain Cheese Pizzas for $13.99! No substitutions.


R/C Excitement, Inc, 208 Bemis Rd, Fitchburg 
Black Friday Open House! We will be doing demonstrations and test drives that day, and it's all free.
Small Business Saturday Nov 24: $20 gift card with any purchase of $250+, $50 gift card for $500+ purchases! VIP Savings & Discounts!

Mill No. 3 Farmstand
Join us for a unique shopping experience! We will have food & wine tastings. Spend $50.00 and be entered into a gift basket raffle including some of our favorite things!!!
#ShopSmall #ShopLocal #MillNo3

Rebel Smoke Fitchburg
Offering 15% discount on #smallbizsaturday & a special card in store with more discounts!

Red House Irons 
Offering a free 'Fitchburg Sucks' t shirt with $100 purchase for Small Business Saturday. .....PS Fitchburg Rocks ;)


That's Entertainment- North! (Fitchburg)
20% off almost everything on Thanksgiving Weekend, including Small Business Saturday! See Flyer in event for more details!

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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, which operates centers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, has taken over the former Durham School in Fitchburg to serve as a day school for students with autism and other disabilities.

The special focus for the school remains the same, but with a new name: the CARES School, using an acronym for the Center for Autism Resources and Education Services.

Building Opportunities for People in Transition

Construction underway for transitional housing facility in Fitchburg to help people in transition of North Central Massachusetts.

Building Opportunities for People in Transition

Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts' 3-year funding commitment will help GAAMHA, Inc. creative supportive sober housing for up to 40 people. "I can't overstate the importance of organizations like Community Foundation," says Shawn Hayden, COO of Gardner Athol Area Mental Health Association. "We have a lot of ideas about how we can help people, but without Community Foundation's generosity we could never bring them to fruition."

Established in 1967, an essential part of GAAMHA's mission is to help people recover from drug and alcohol addiction. A key resource in the process that is sorely lacking in North Central Massachusetts is transitional, supportive sober housing.

"People need a place where they can get up every day, and go to work or go to school, knowing that they are in a place free of drugs and alcohol; where there is a Case Manager available to them 24/7," says Hayden.

Thanks to a $227,000 commitment over the next three years from Community Foundation's Endowed Fund for Critical Needs, GAAMHA will be able to begin construction on a sober living facility in Fitchburg, in fall of 2018. The end result will be the creation of 10 apartments designed to house four individuals each, as well as a retail facility that will provide employment opportunities for the building's residents.

GAAMHA hopes to have the facility operational by 2019, and self-funded by 2021. "For people in recovery, long-term connectivity to care has proven to have a very positive impact on outcomes. Thanks to Community Foundation's generosity we'll be able to do more positively impact the lives of individuals, and our community," said Hayden.


FunStuf Rentals and FunStuf Party Place Moving to Fitchburg!

Opening the end of January 2019!! N̶o̶v̶e̶m̶b̶e̶r̶ ... the new Fitchburg FunStuf Rentals and FunStuf Party Place!!!
791 Water Street, Fitchburg MA.
So excited for the new Fitchburg FunStuf AND party place (Bouncys for the kids!!)

FunStuf Rentals is your inflatable rental headquarters for central and eastern Massachusetts. Delivering inflatables and fun since 1998. From moonwalks to waterslides, obstacle courses to bungee runs, we have it all. Use the menu on the left for information on any of our inflatables and attractions, bounces and moonwalks, waterslides, obstacle courses, dunk tanks, bungee runs, tug-of-war sports, pedestal jousts and food equipment - including pictures, pricing, size and electrical requirements, and capacity.

Week 2 of Nutrishop Fitchburg Challenges! 

Week 2 of Nutrishop Fitchburg Challenges! 
I'm not doing so great compared to the other challenge participants as you can see by my percentiles...😂 
This store is pretty fabulous though... knowledgable, friendly and helpful staff...and all kinds of fancy supplements from vitamins to protein powders to weight loss supplements to essential oils...I took a few pics of their offerings here.

Cannabis Retail Outreach Mtg- John Fitch Hwy

Cannabis Retail Outreach Mtg- John Fitch Hwy
The company looking to open a recreational pot shop at 143-145 Water St. is eyeing a second location in the city.

The second location proposed by Avon-based Green Era LLC is a currently vacant building at 371 John Fitch Highway.

Green Era Manager Jack Carney said the approximately 3,000 square-foot parcel was attractive for its proximity to a busy roadway and for being a ways away from schools and neighborhoods.

"There's a large population in this region, so we thought that it would be a popular location," he said.

Carney said Green Era's "original goal" was to open a second shop in Leominster, but discussions with the city stalled. Leominster adopted zoning that governs where cannabis companies can and cannot locate last summer.

So the company instead decided to pursue a second retail establishment in Fitchburg, he said. Green Era is also among a slate of companies vying for the chance to apply for a cannabis shop in Worcester.

Carney expects to sign a "host community agreement" for the Water Street dispensary with the city this week. He expects another such agreement related to the John Fitch Highway will be finalized a few weeks after that.

Green Era is tentatively calling its proposed Water Street location Colonial Cannabis, though Carney said the name may change. For that location Carney said he will seek a special permit at a Nov. 14 Planning Board meeting.

Monty Tech Vet Science Center Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cutting today for the new Monty Tech Vocational High School Vet Science Center! I toured it when it was under construction a few months back...and WOW does it look amazing today! They even have a horse in the classroom ;-) Amazing resource for our community and students at Monty Tech.
So great to have Governor Charlie Baker join us for the ceremony! as well as Congressman Jim McGovern, Senator Dean A. Tran and Representative Stephan Hay (with the ribbon cutting photo credit!).

Ribbon Cutting for Research Results

Started off the day with a Ribbon Cutting to celebrate the Research Results, Inc. new Fitchburg Headquarters Building on South Street...also housing my fellow Councilor Anthony Zarrella, Councilor-at-Large and my fellow Longsjo Classic Board member John Zarrella!
---The building is all decked out, inside and out, in RED and GREY. It's pretty fabulous ...Fitchburg theme galore! I love it! Great views of Brandon Funeral Home too...
Thanks for committing to Fitchburg!
Thanks again also to Rep Hay for another great Ribbon Cutting Photo 😃👍

Ribbon Cutting for Research Results