Info meeting planned Thursday for Adams Street cannabis facility

NashMac LLC, which is looking to open a cannabis cultivation, manufacturing, and retail operation at 678 Adams Street, will host a required community information meeting Thursday night. The session is scheduled for 6 p.m., at the Abington Knights of Columbus on Hancock Street.

The company’s president, Michael Nashawaty, says the plan is to first convert the mattress store into a retail shop and then build a grow operation in the warehouse space.

This is one of five cannabis operations currently proposed for or already open in Abington. Town Meeting in November 2020 voted to raise the cap on retail cannabis shops from two to five. Nashawaty was a leading proponent of that change.

Bud’s Good’s and Provisions, Abington’s first retail cannabis shop, opened its doors earlier this year at 1540 Bedford Street.

Green Harbor Dispensary, a retail shop proposed for 1410 Bedford Street, has local approvals in hand but has not started construction. 

Natural Agricultural Products has received approval to open a new cannabis retail, wholesale, cultivation, and manufacturing operation at 1447 Bedford Street.

DoorZips is looking to start a delivery service at the South Shore Terminal facility at 1431 Bedford Street.

Sources also tell Abington News that another company is eyeing the new commercial complex at 500 Chestnut Street for a large growing and manufacturing operation. It would not contain a retail component. Town Meeting would need to vote to expand the town’s marijuana zoning district to that area.