Housatonic marijuana plan exacts a toll

(Emily Thurlow) Denise Forbes, a resident of Housatonic points to how close Fulcrum Enterprises LLC’s proposed marijuana cultivation and manufacturing facility will be to residential properties on Van Deusenville Road.

HOUSATONIC — Concerns over a proposed marijuana cultivation and manufacturing facility has cost some area residents more than a night’s sleep.

The uneasiness felt over Fulcrum Enterprises LLC’s proposal to set up an 80,000-square-foot development at 22 Van Deusenville Road has already cost more than a handful of residents of Housatonic thousands of dollars.

Last month, Fulcrum’s team presented specifics of the project, detailing the size of the buildings, the landscape, security, odor mitigation plan and an estimated cultivation timeline.

According to the group’s slideshow, Fulcrum anticipates its plants will flower in September and by October, emit fragrance for final weeks of flowering.

Harvesting will begin mid-month through the first week of November. Since the group’s initial presentation, Fulcrum has made modifications to their proposed project, including having completely enclosed greenhouses, Kate McCormick of McCormick, Murtagh & Marcus in Great Barrington, who is representing Fulcrum, had said.

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