Town OKs Plymouth’s initially retail marijuana retailer

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PLYMOUTH — The zoning board of appeals this week authorized a unique permit that will enable Alfred’s Finest, a marijuana cultivator, processor, wholesaler and retailer, to develop into the town’s initially ever retail weed retailer.

The corporation nonetheless requirements approval from the fire division and conservation commission prior to building can start in Plymouth Industrial Park, but the board’s approval marked the clearing of a significant hurdle for the corporation.

“I’ve been in touch with the fire division,” Ed Angley, the lawyer representing Alfred’s Finest told the board Wednesday. “I was told it appears superior, but we have not received the approval letter however.”

Alfred’s Finest plans to create a 55,000-square-foot facility at eight Scobee Circle in Plymouth that will contain a retail retailer, corporation headquarters, indoor cultivation lab, processing facility and greenhouse.

Zoning board members voted unanimously to approve the unique permit but integrated some 35 circumstances that have to be met by the retailer. Most of the needs deal with minor engineering specifications as necessary by the arranging board and other town agencies.

Angley stated his client would agree to all circumstances and that he would request a conservation restriction on the unused portion of the home on Scobee Circle, which abuts the Comcast facility on Resnik Road.

“It’s unbuildable and they have no plans to expand there,” the lawyer stated. “We have no difficulty placing the additional land into a conservation covenant.”

Some nearby residents raised issues about noise and environmental pollution. The board assured them the applicant had met all the needs to preserve sound levels low and not discharge pollutants into the aquifer.

Scott Hilton, of North Triangle Drive, which is across North Triangle Pond from the internet site, was wary about light from the retailer, which will contain a expanding facility. Expanding marijuana demands intensive lighting for particular periods of the plant’s life cycle.

“The shades we use are not for your advantage,” stated Paul Brennan, of Alfred’s Finest. “We require to preserve out extraneous light so it does not influence the plants. These are blackout shades that entirely seal out light and do not enable any light out. There will not even be a hint of a glow.”

Attain Dave Kindy at [email protected]

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