Manna Wellness awaits word on medical marijuana facility application for Pittsfield

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PITTSFIELD — A nonprofit company hoping to locate a medical marijuana facility in Pittsfield expects to hear soon whether the application will make it into the next phase of the state Department of Public Health's license review process.

Julia Germaine, of Manna Wellness Inc., said this week that notification from the state could come within a few days. If Manna Wellness is invited to submit information in a second application phase, that would require further details about the nonprofit and its principals.

A third application phase would deal with site location and community support.

The application process for medical marijuana cultivation and dispensary facilities was revised this spring, and the current batch of applications was submitted in June, including the Manna Wellness submission.

Among the changes are that a former cap of 35 facilities statewide has been eliminated, and Germaine said she believes the DPH under the administration of Gov. Charlie...

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