Massachusetts hemp farmers organize to pass State House Amendment

CNA Stores, a Haverhill, adult use, veteran owned dispensary to open Tuesday

Hemp farmers, local businesses need grassroots support

Mass hemp farmers and local businesses are asking for support on Budget Amendment 166 "MA Hemp Survive and Thrive", which will allow MDAR licensed products to be sold at Massachusetts medical and adult use dispensaries. 

“I’m asking everyone who sees this and lives in Massachusetts to please take a minute to send an email to your state senator.”, Laura Beohner, Co-founder and President of Newburyport based company, The Healing Rose

Beohner further informs, “We need to make a lot of noise in support of Amendment 166 for it to pass debate on the senate floor. While we’ve had a great response so far, we need to make sure all senators understand how important this is to help small businesses and hemp farms survive and thrive! Thank you to everyone who has reached out with phone calls and/or emails. Keep it up! We can do this!”


Two Malden City Councillors respond to email request for comment, see our previous dispatch, “Malden City Council seeks to pause cannabis retail licensing”

City Councillor Craig Spadafora was not one of them. 

“Hey Mike,

I voted NO because of the work many have invested in to get this business-type to Malden. It’s that simple.

In my Inaugural speech as Council President in 2018, I committed to this and within 20 days formed a committee to move the process. I sat in zoning meetings and watched the collaboration and hard work of many. While I do believe in constant review, I do not support a pause. Let’s keep going and keep working. Thank you for asking.

Debbie DeMaria

Councillor At Large”

City Councillor Amanda Linehan, another opposed to pausing cannabis licensing also sent an email offering an opportunity for further comment. 


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CNA Stores opens adult-use cannabis shop in Haverhill on Tuesday

CNA Stores, an Amesbury-based adult-use cannabis company, grand opening of its first store at 558 River Street in Haverhill on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. 

CNA Stores (Completely Natural Alternatives) is a Veteran-owned and operated cannabis company. “We’re very excited to welcome customers into our newly-renovated store,” says DiFazio. “We encourage those who are 21 years or older to visit our website, https://cnastores.com/haverhill-cannabis/, and click on the Haverhill page to schedule an appointment or order products on-line for pickup.” The store will be open Sunday-Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

CNA Stores will feature and offer products from Sanctuary Medicinals, Sira Naturals, Holistic Industries and the Heirloom Collective. “Some of our specialty items include PuffCo, PAX vaporizers and Witch DrX for MA blown functional glass products,” says Scott Winters, Director of Business Development.

“The staff has been trained to offer a customer experience that will exceed Massachusetts cannabis industry expectations,” says DiFazio. “Whether you are a first-time customer or an experienced consumer, they will be able to direct you to the products that are right for you.”

The company has made a commitment to honor Veterans and give back to the communities where they do business. Employees at all levels are encouraged to participate in philanthropic efforts and community volunteer projects.

For more information, contact Scott Winters, Director of Business Development and Community Outreach, at (978) 697-8405 or visit the CNA website at www.cnastores.com.