Commission Withdraws Nova Farms’ Suspension Order, Investigation into Licenses Remains Ongoing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

October 17, 2019

CONTACT: Cedric Sinclair, Director of Communications, 857-268-6454; Maryalice Gill, Press Secretary, 857-292-4891; cnbpress@mass.gov

Cannabis Control Commission Approves Final Adult Use, Medical Use of Marijuana Regulations

BOSTON—The Cannabis Control Commission (Commission) on Wednesday withdrew a
summary suspension order that had been issued last month to Nova Farms, LLC (f/k/a BCWC, LLC) after determining that threats to public health, safety, and welfare had been mitigated.

The Commission launched an investigation into Nova Farms’ six licenses after an entity principal with ownership and control was charged with conspiring to evade  Commonwealth licensing and drug laws. The charges have since been dismissed. Nova Farms remains under Commission investigation and the agency continues to monitor the entity’s inventory and security systems to protect against any risk of diversion.

The withdrawal Wednesday restored Nova Farms’ provisional and final licensees to their status prior to the Commission’s summary suspension order, including the following:

Marijuana Establishments

1. MC281841: Final Tier 9 (Outdoor) Cultivator, Sheffield
2. MC281970: Provisional Tier 1 (Indoor) Cultivator, Sheffield
3. MC281263: Provisional Tier 2 (Indoor) Cultivator, Attleboro
4. MP281325: Provisional Product Manufacturer, Attleboro
5. MR281379: Provisional Retailer, Attleboro

Medical Marijuana Treatment Center

1. Provisional Medical Marijuana Treatment Center, Attleboro

None of Nova Farm’s licenses have commenced operations for the adult or medical use of
marijuana industries in Massachusetts yet.

For more information about the suspension order, contact the Commission at 617-701-8400 or email CannabisCommission@mass.gov.

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