New England Treatment Access gets approval to start growing medical marijuana for sale in ...

The medical marijuana company New England Treatment Access has received state approval to grow medical marijuana in Franklin and sell it in Northampton.

The Department of Public Health gave NETA its certificate of registration, which allows it to proceed with growing marijuana, on April 3. There will be one final inspection of the dispensary before NETA can begin to sell marijuana.

"We're now in the process of cultivating, and we'll hopefully be serving qualified patients this fall," said Dot Joyce, a spokeswoman for New England Treatment Access.

NETA is one of two medical marijuana companies that have received a certificate of registration. The other one is Alternative Therapies, which plans to cultivate marijuana in Amesbury and sell it in Salem.

NETA has also applied for a license to open a dispensary in Brookline, and that license is still pending.

NETA's dispensary building is fully...

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