The Farmacy will grow marijuana in the basement of its dispensary on Marine Drive in Uppertown.
The Astoria Planning Commission voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a permit for the growing and processing operation, finding the project consistent with light manufacturing in a commercial zone.
The project is the second commercial marijuana growing operation in Astoria. In November, the Planning Commission approved a pot growing site for a warehouse off Industry Street.
The Farmacy, a medical marijuana dispensary, is selling recreational marijuana under a state law that permits the sales through the end of the year while the state establishes licensing.
Nicholas Palazzo, The Farmacy’s owner, has applied for a retail license. He said he intends to sell the marijuana he grows in the basement in his shop upstairs.