Amherst church opposes plan for marijuana cultivation facility in town

Hampshire County

AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – A tense meeting Friday night, as a church in Amherst is at odds with plans to build a marijuana cultivation facility next door.

Amherst Chinese Christian Church is concerned about Riverside Organics’ plan to build a facility in the area.

“The marijuana site is only 220 feet away from our property line. Our children often play on the lawn, on the playground, that is a serious concern for us,” said church member Ping Ling.

22News asked the person who was there representing the cultivation facility for a comment, but they declined to speak with us.

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