Selectmen approve agreement with marijuana manufacturer

Jan 6, 2021

The Board of Selectman voted on Tuesday night to approve a Host Community Agreement with Beachgrass Topicals, a marijuana manufacturer planning to open in town. 

BeachGrass Topicals’ proposed facility would be located at 3103 Cranberry Highway, in the same plaza as Pizza Boy and Anytime Fitness. Jeanine MacKenzie, the entrepreneur championing the potential business, said she plans to manufacture products in her facility and sell them to local dispensaries, rather than directly to the public. No retail sale would occur at the 3103 Cranberry Highway facility.

The topical products — made from CBD and THC extracts and essential oils — would primarily be used for pain relief. Although CBD and THC extracts are the main components of marijuana, topical products made from those components do not produce a psychoactive effect.

The Selectman planned to vote to approve a Host Community Agreement with Trava, Inc., a proposed marijuana grower and manufacturer hoping to open in Jordan Plaza at 3119 Cranberry Highway. But they realized that they had never officially granted permission for those negotiations to begin.

The board will vote to open negotiations with the company next week.