With ‘mind-blowing talent,’ INSA medical marijuana facility opens in Easthampton (photos, video)

EASTHAMPTON — Local officials, business leaders and residents gathered in the cold Friday morning to officially welcome INSA, the city’s brand-new medical marijuana dispensary at 122 Pleasant St.

INSA chief executive Mark Zatyrka thanked his staff and invited Mayor Nicole LaChapelle and City Council President Joseph McCoy to help him cut the ribbon at his state-of-the-art growing facility and retail dispensary at the renovated Keystone Mill.

“The talent we have in this company is mind-blowing — from intelligence, to heart, to compassion, to expertise,” Zatyrka said.

INSA worked with top consultants, then hired more than 50 local employees — including “one of the area’s best culinary pastry chefs,” a doctor of pharmacy, chemists with advanced degrees and people with sustainable agriculture backgrounds.

“We’re not just another cannabis company,” said Zatyrka. “We have local, home-grown staff who are growing, creating and dispensing meticulously crafted products that serve the unique needs of each of our

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