The resolution will bolster the efforts of Insa of Easthampton, Massachusetts, to get a state license to grow marijuana for the medical market at a former seafood processing plant, said Committeeman Theron “Ike” Gandy.
As approved, the resolution cites the potential economic benefit of redeveloping an otherwise blighted property.
One neighbor emphatically opposed the plan at the start of the meeting Monday, but the committee has backed the idea for years as Insa has sought one of 24 medical cannabis licenses available in the state.
According to Gandy, the latest vote will help ease the way for a state license, a necessary step for the project. He described it as more detailed than previous resolutions and including specific language required for state approval of the license.
Insa applied for the state medical marijuana license in 2019.