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Medical Marijuana Businessman Outlines Plans

Medical Marijuana Businessman Outlines Plans

Photo: WHMP/Mary Serreze

(Northampton, MA) –  Two men from eastern Massachusetts and Colorado say they’re are on track to open a medical marijuana dispensary at 118 Conz St. in Northampton by September 1st.

Kevin Fisher and Arnon Vered are principles of New England Treatment Access one of twenty non-profits granted a license by the Mass Department of Public Health in January.

Fisher is from Colorado, where he operates a medical marijuana outfit called Rocky Mountain Remedies. Vered is from Swampscott, Mass. with a background in the banking and financial services industry.

Tuesday evening the two opened their space, still under construction, to the public.  The occasion was a forum on the future of Pleasant Street led by the city’s planning office.

The single-story brick office building is the former site of Pioneer Valley Family Medicine. Plans for NETA show a dispensary area, back offices, and a secure storage room.

New England Treatment Access has its state permitting all lined up, and will go before the Northampton Planning Board May 22nd for site plan review.

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