HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – The Holyoke City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a new medical marijuana dispensary. GTI Massachusetts requested permits to open a combined cultivation and dispensary on Appleton Street in Holyoke.
The Holyoke Ordinance Committee recommended approval of the permit with several conditions, including that the permit be for medical marijuana only and not recreational. Also, no exterior signs can be displayed on the property except for those required by the Public Health Department or zoning rules.
“We will literally mobilize tomorrow,” said GTI CEO Pete Kadens. “We have architectural designs ready to go, permits ready to submit, and we will start spending millions of dollars here in Holyoke as soon as June.”
GTI Massachusetts will also donate $15,000 a year to non-profit organizations in Holyoke’s Ward 1 and Ward 2. Kadens said 30 to 35 jobs will be made available in the first year of operation, and up to 100 by year three.