Are Great Barrington voters thinking about putting some kind of lid on pot?

BARRINGTON — There were cheers. There were jeers. And for a few residents,
there were even some choked-back tears.

100 people filled the seats and lined the walls of the Claire Teague
Senior Center
for the selectboard’s meeting.

to the meeting, Housatonic residents stood
along the driveway and on either side of the road near the entrance of the
center, protesting the proposed 80,000- square-foot marijuana cultivation and
manufacturing facility on 22 Van
Deusenville Road by Fulcrum Enterprises LLC.

On the
agenda that night was a public hearing for the entity, which is seeking a
special permit. Before the group delivered its presentation, Stephen Bannon,
chairman of the selectboard, laid down some rules on how the meeting would

“I don’t anticipate we’ll have a vote tonight,” he told the audience, adding that the selectboard was still waiting for a report from peer review consultants as well as a recommendation from the town’s Board of Health.

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