FRAMINGHAM, MA — Plans for Framingham’s first cannabis “micro-enterprise” are coming into view as Richards Flowers prepares to appear before the planning committee this week.
Richards Flowers LLC signed a host community agreement with Framingham in late 2020 and received a provisional license from the Cannabis Control Commission in June. The planning board on Thursday will review owner Alan Silverman’s plans to use about 3,600 square feet of a building at 296 Irving Street for growing cannabis and potentially manufacturing marijuana products.
Under state law, cannabis micro-enterprises can both cultivate and manufacture cannabis products, but are subject to size restrictions. Larger cannabis companies must obtain separate licenses if they want to both manufacture and grow marijuana.
According to documents presented to the planning committee, Richards Flowers would primarily upgrade the interior of 296 Irving, but would make some exterior upgrades, such as installing safety devices. A convenience store at the same address would remain.
Under the provisional license, the store would operate between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., seven days a week.