Medical marijuana

By - 5/15/15 - 8:16 am

The Dorchester Reporter alerts us to a June 2 Zoning Board of Appeals hearing on a proposed medical-marijuana dispensary at 21 Milk St., whose owners hope to open by year's end.Read more

By - 3/23/15 - 4:38 pm

There'll be no pot districts in Boston, if at-large Councilor Michael Flaherty has his way.

On Wednesday, the City Council considers a proposal by Flaherty that would require at least 2,500 feet - nearly half a mile - between any marijuana dispensaries in Boston, should we ever actually get any.

Although voters approved medical marijuana dispensaries in 2012, Boston still does not have any, thanks...Read more

By - 11/7/14 - 3:44 pm

The Globe reports state public-health officials today approved a proposed dispensary at 21 Milk St., which would be the city's first under the 2012 law allowing them....Read more

By - 10/20/14 - 9:58 pm

Village 14 reports the city's Board of Aldermen voted 21-2 tonight to grant a permit to Garden Remedies for a dispensary at 697 Washington St. in Newtonville.

The concern was already on the state's dispensary approval list, and could be the first one to actually open in the state.Read more

By - 5/2/14 - 10:12 am

A local group tried to convince some skeptical residents in Brighton last night that 144 Harvard Ave. would be a good place to sell medical marijuana to patients with prescriptions for the drug.

Compassionate Organics did not make the list of 20 proposed operators who have even a slight chance of getting a state dispensary license in Suffolk County, but founder Geoffrey Reilinger told...Read more

By - 3/4/14 - 3:49 pm

Several city councilors say they're not opposed to medical marijuana but that Southampton Street is just the wrong place for one of the two dispensaries provisionally approved by the state because it's already in the middle of an area with large methadone clinics, a jail, trash-transfer facilities and the BU biolab.

And at a hearing today, councilors expressed major disappointment in state officials, none...Read more

By - 9/27/13 - 6:44 am

Cambridge Day reports a city proposal would limit medical-marijuana dispensaries to the Fresh Pond area at one end of the city and NorthPoint at the other.Read more

By - 12/22/12 - 11:13 pm

Cannamed, a California company that runs medical marijuana dispensaries there, is looking to hire doctors for a Framingham dispensary:


Of course, they might have to wait until May, when the state is scheduled to release its regulations on operating dispensaries. Then there's the issue of landlords booting them when they find out just what it is they do....Read more

By - 12/18/12 - 7:45 am

Jonathan Napoli told a City Council committee yesterday he wants to add a medical-marijuana dispensary to the hydroponics store he runs in Dudley Square.

That's good news for Councilor Bill Linehan, who says he's worried the city would try to pack all five Suffolk County dispensaries into his South Boston/South End district. But not everybody in Dudley Square is thrilled by the idea....Read more

By - 12/17/12 - 10:31 am

City councilors this morning began a formal discussion on how to allow the medical-marijuana dispensaries approved by voters last month while letting neighborhoods have a say on specific locations.

The law approved by voters would allow up to five dispensaries in a county.

City Councilor Bill Linehan, who represents South Boston and the South End, said he understands the need for medical marijuana and...Read more

By - 11/12/12 - 9:31 am

Richard Vetstein reports a number of communities are exploring their options for keeping pot purveyors out now that voters have approved that ballot question that calls for up to 35 of the dispensaries.

The legal issues surrounding municipal zoning and siting of medical marijuana dispensaries will likely follow similar cases involving methadone clinics, alcohol treatment centers/sober houses and even adult entertainment venues — all

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