Marijuana home delivery eyed for Holyoke by proposed dispensary

HOLYOKE — Canna Provisions Inc. is the name of a company that wants to run a recreational marijuana dispensary at 380R Dwight St. with home delivery capabilities.

The City Council referred an application from Canna Provisions for a special permit to operate the business to its Ordinance Committee Tuesday at City Hall.

This would be Holyoke’s first recreational marijuana dispensary. The city currently has a medical marijuana facility at 28 Appleton St., owned and operated by GTI Massachusetts NP Corp., the overseeing company of which is based in Chicago, Illinois.

Canna Provisions consists of shareholders Eugene McCain of West Newton, Massachusetts and Arthur P. Becker of New York City, according to the firm’s special permit application.

The proposed site is a two-story brick building between the Canal Gallery and Artist Studios and The Wauregan Building and across Dwight Street from the rear parking lot of Open Square. The plan is to renovate the building into space to sell marijuana and marijuana products, “educational materials” and delivery service, the application said.

“We intend on developing a delivery program to serve customers who find it easier/more convenient to order the products and request home delivery. The delivery services will be adapted to follow the protocols recommended by the City of Holyoke Police Department,” the application said.

No cultivation or processing of marijuana will take place on the site, the application said.

The dispensary will operate out of only the first floor. The second floor will be used for storage of non-marijuana products like packaging, office and cleaning supplies, the application said.

State and city laws require that the company submit a detailed security plan for the marijuana dispensary. The Police Department is reviewing the company’s plan, the application said.

Among requirements are that the company limit the time that non-employees are on site and

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