Planning Board approves SunnyDayz ‘cannabis campus’ in South Deerfield


Staff Writer

Published: 06-01-2023 6:22 PM

DEERFIELD — After several months of hearings, the Planning Board has approved SunnyDayz’s proposed “cannabis campus” on Routes 5 and 10, pending a review of conditions by town counsel.

The board approved the site plan review, special permit and stormwater management plan for a marijuana dispensary, cultivation facility and research lab.

SunnyDayz’s plan is to put a road through the wooded property on Routes 5 and 10 and construct a 5,000-square-foot testing lab, 26,705-square-foot indoor cultivation facility and a 3,539-square-foot dispensary, along with all relevant parking, lighting and utility upgrades needed. The company owns 28 acres of land on two lots south of the Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital and southwest of Tree House Brewing Co., and will only use about 5 acres for its project.

“We’re hoping to break ground in July if all goes well,” Chief Cultivation Officer and co-owner Ken Bouquillon said. “We should be open by spring if we get going in mid-July.”

The project was approved with 29 conditions.