4 marijuana dispensary applications submitted in Amherst

The idea has some support among Amherst residents

AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – Four companies have applied for medical marijuana dispensary licenses in Amherst. One proposed site at 422 Amity Street is right where Rafters Sports Bar & Restaurant is located.

Amherst’s interim Town Manager told 22News two of the four companies who submitted applications, have already received a special town zoning permit. They all still need state approval though.

The idea has some support among Amherst residents. Sara Stelzner said, “Well I see the benefit for people that use it for medical purposes. It’s not something I’m against.”

No word on what the Amity Street proposal would mean for the sports bar that’s there now.

Here are the details for all the dispensary applications:

  • GTI Massachusetts NP Corporation
    • Proposed a dispensary at 169 Meadow Street
    • Already received Amherst Zoning board of appeals special permit
    • Needs state approval
    • Next hearing July 9th
  • Mass Medicum
    • Proposed dispensary at 85 University Drive
    • Still needs Amherst Zoning board of appeals special permit
  • MA Alternative Care
    • Proposed dispensary at 55 university Drive
    • Received Amherst Zoning board of appeals special permit
    • Next hearing June 30th
  • Happy Valley Ventures MA Inc.
    • Proposed site at 422 Amity Street
    • Still needs Amherst Zoning board of appeals special permit

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