Perhaps Justifying Towns Caution, Several Medical Dispensaries Have Said They Are Interested In Selling Recreational Pot, Including Massmedicum, Coastal Compassion , Which Plans To Open In Fairhaven This Year, And New England Treatment Access , Which Has Shops In Brookline And Northampton.

For example, the proposed Elevated Access Center medical dispensary has been turned away from several towns, including Groveland and Marshfield . Robert Proctor, its chief executive, said his nonprofit wants to specialize in medical-grade products, and has even pledged to donate to charities for pediatric cancer patients. The progress we were making was great until the recreational vote, Proctor said. All the towns where we were deep into negotiations said, Were going to wait until we see what happens with recreational. … We came to talk about medical, but all they hear, see, and think is pot shop. Proctor argued the state should change the deadlines dispensaries face. First, he said, DPH should increase the window medical Marijuana Stocks shops have to find a location beyond one year. A DPH spokesman noted health officials last August extended the time dispensaries have to find a location , and said the department would consider individual extension requests. Secondly, Proctor said, once dispensaries have locked down a site, they should then face a deadline to open. He said some dispensaries that have held municipal approvals for years havent even started construction, boxing out other applicants. Perhaps justifying towns caution, several medical dispensaries have said they are interested in selling recreational pot, including MassMedicum, Coastal Compassion , which plans to open in Fairhaven this year, and New England Treatment Access , which has shops in Brookline and Northampton. Other dispensaries wont pledge to remain medical-only until they see the new rules drafted by regulators and lawmakers.

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