Easthampton residents concerned over proposed pot shop near child daycare center

Hampshire County

There’s a proposed pot shop in Easthampton and it has some people questioning the decision. 

The Easthampton Planning Board will soon discuss the possibility of a recreational marijuana shop. But some people are concerned because the proposal would put it near a child day care center. 

Herbology Group is waiting for a special permit from the planning board to put their pot shop near All About Children, a daycare facility in Easthampton. 

Jeffrey Bagg, the city planner told 22News the entrance to the facility would be off of Northampton Street, and there would be a fence around the proposed facility. 

While some have an issue with the location, one woman told 22News she doesn’t see a problem.

“As long as there is a fence up and there are proper precautions taken,” said Vivian Kinzler of Hatfield. “Plus, I am familiar with the dispensary on Conz Street and no problems at all that I can see so I don’t have a problem with it.”

There was originally going to be a meeting Tuesday night to discuss the proposal, but that has since been postponed. 

Bagg told 22News there are not enough planning board members available Tuesday evening. That meeting will now take place on December 4 at 6:00 p.m. at city hall.

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