The Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday issued the town's third special permit to operate a marijuana retail shop.
Sparkboro Wellness, which lists a Pittsfield business address and Steve Pennisi as president, obtained the necessary town permitting to operate a store in a former garage at 1017 Simonds Road (Route 7).
iBerkshires.Com reports the town already has one cannabis shop in operation, Silver Therapeutics on Main Street (Route 2). A second applicant, operating under the business name Elev8, holds a special permit to open a second Main Street shop but still needs to come back to the ZBA for a site plan review.
Sparkboro still has to complete the approval process with the Cannabis Control Commission in Boston, but the local permitting was completed in a two-hour hearing and a unanimous vote by the board on Thursday night.

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