Gardner-based credit union to service recreational marijuana companies

GARDNER – GFA Federal Credit Union has become the first financial institution in the state to serve recreational marijuana companies, a move that marijuana advocates and legislators hailed for increasing public safety by enabling customers and businesses to eschew cash and use plastic for pot.

“The decision by GFA Federal Credit Union and Safe Harbor of Massachusetts to support legal cannabis businesses will make for a more stable adult-use industry with increased public safety for everyone in the Commonwealth, which remains the Commission’s top priority,” said Cannabis Control Commission Chairman Steven J. Hoffman in a prepared statement. Safe more at