Medical marijuana facility sited in Milton

 In CVD, Local News, Medical Marijuana

By the end of the summer, Milton will be home to a fully operational medical marijuana production and research facility, project representatives said this month.

Champlain Valley Dispensary, one of four regulated nonprofits that can distribute medical cannabis in Vermont, is set to sign a lease for a nearly 20,500-square foot grow facility in the Catamount Industrial Park.

CVD employees attended the May 4 selectboard meeting to discuss their plans, which don’t require a zoning permit since the manufacturing use is the same as the former tenant, Omni Medical Systems, Town Planner Jake Hemmerick confirmed.

Town officials wrote a letter certifying as much to CVD director Shayne Lynn, who will forward it to the Vt. Department for Public Safety as part of his application for a cannabis grow facility. He hopes to begin cultivating the medical grade weed within four months.

Read more at miltonindependent.com