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Medical Pot Firm Wins Rec License in Fitchburg

November 27, 2018

By Mina Corpuz

mcorpuz@sentinel andenterprise.com

FITCHBURG -- Atlantic Medicinal Partners gained provisional licensing from the state to begin retail sales, indoor cultivation, and product manufacturing.

“Commission staff certify that a due diligence review of the applicants were performed. As of this date, the applicant has demonstrated compliance with the laws and regulations of the Commonwealth and suitability for licensure,” the Cannabis Control Commission wrote in the executive summary for the provisional licenses approved on Nov. 20.

Business is expected to begin at 774 Crawford St. in March 2019. Architectural changes are needed before the business can open, the applicant told the Cannabis Control Commission.

Atlantic Medicinal Partners’ recreational marijuana operations would be co-located with its medical operation.

The business was a registered marijuana dispensary priority applicant with the Cannabis Control Commission.

Stephen Perkins, a co-owner of the business, was not immediately available for comment.

Products that will be sold include tablets, lotions, baked goods, chocolates, candies, mints, and teas.

The marijuana business plans to give back to the community, have a positive effect on areas of disproportionate impact, and promote diversity, according to the commission’s summary.

Atlantic Medicinal Partners signed a community host agreement with the city in March. That agreement is one of the requirements for businesses to seek licensing from the state.

Good Chemistry of Massachusetts in Worcester and Sanctuary Medicinals in Gardner -- which are also medical dispensaries -- received provisional licensing from the Cannabis Control Commission on Nov. 20.

The approval from the commission came the same day that shops in Leicester and Northampton began legal recreational marijuana sales in the state.

Final licensing is subject to an inspection, audit, and continued compliance with the state Department of Public Health, which runs the medical marijuana program.

Atlantic Medicinal Partners is one of five businesses the city’s Planning Board has approved for recreational sales and one of seven for cultivation.

Fitchburg has a cap of seven retail shops allowed in the city and no limit for cultivation facilities.

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