Two weeks after Woolwich voters approved marijuana ordinances, the planning board received its first preliminary application for a cannabis cultivation business. The select board reviewed the application process with Planning Board Chairman Greg Buczkowski Tuesday evening, Sept. 8.
Buczkowski explained, the process requires an applicant get a provisional license from the state in addition to approval from the town that includes a site plan review, site visit, public hearing and inspection by the code enforcement officer. The select board issues final approval at the local level, after which the applicant goes for final approval from the state. Once the state issues a provisional license, applicants have a year to get municipal approval.
The planning board was also meeting that night. Eric Calderwood from Calderwood Engineering of Richmond was to make a pre-application on behalf of The Sea Grass Group of Woolwich to establish a marijuana cultivation facility on Norway…
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