Three main types of people attended a community meeting tonight on a pot shop proposed for the intersection of South and Walter streets: People who support the idea of a locally owned shop, especially one in a long derelict storefront; people who don't object to the idea of a pot shop in Roslindale in general, just not at that location; and a smaller group of people who begged the would-be operators to think of the children and not open anywhere near families and Fallon Field. Read more.
Pot-shop proposals are popping up like daisies across Boston:
On Tuesday, Jody Mendoza and her husband, Richy Peña, hold an outreach meeting for their proposed Mojos pot shop at 1292 Blue Hill Ave. in Mattapan. Read more.
At 10:45 this morning, Leicester Police reported:
Cultivate's parking lot is currently full with a long waiting line to get into the lot. Plan accordingly.
After shrinking the print business section to a couple pages in the Metro section (and, what, no more bird report?!?), the Globe today announced it's starting an online mini-site to cover marijuana in New England, staffed by two full-time reporters, a producer and, of course, an editor.
The site is, at least so far, imaginatively called Marijuana.
The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports that former City Councilor Sal LaMattina has organized a community meeting on a proposal by a company called Bloominus to open a marijuana dispensary at 116 Cambridge St., on the other side of I-93 from Sullivan Square.
The session begins at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 30 at the Knights of Columbus Hall.
City councilors agreed today to study possible zoning changes that would bar temptation from people going to substance-abuse facilities. Read more.
A company that is opening a medical-marijuana dispensary in East Boston said it has a purchase-and-sale agreement to buy BC dive Mary Ann's on Beacon Street and rebuild the decrepit place into a contemporary pot shop serving both recreational and medical marijuana users. Read more.
City Councilors Josh Zakim and Ed Flynn, whose districts meet in Boston Common, say they're tired of complaints about the marijuana-focused Freedom Rally on the Common every September and that it's time to move it somewhere else. Read more.
The Dorchester Reporter updates us on the proposal.
The Dorchester Reporter reports on the proposed shop on the site of the Kriola restaurant on Hancock Street.
A company based in Tempe, AZ and one with principals and advisors who live in Roslindale said tonight they both have agreements to lease or buy buildings on Hyde Park Avenue just south of Metropolitan Avenue for possible medical-marijuana dispensaries. Read more.
WGBH reports on the contretemps involving an attempt by Patriot Care, which runs a medicinal marijuana dispensary at 21 Milk St. downtown to add recreational pot sales, even though it told downtown residents and city officials looking at its dispensary plans three years ago that it would not seek to sell recreational versions of the stuff.
Patriot Care says it wasn't lying, it just never realized that recreational pot would become legal so fast - an assertion some are finding hard to swallow.
Patriot Care, which opened Boston's first medical dispensary at 21 Milk St., is looking for input on possible plans to add recreational marijuana offerings, even though it promised residents and city officials that's not something it wanted to do when it won approval for its dispensary in 2015. Read more.
The Boston City Council voted unanimously today to formally not oppose a medical-marijuana dispensary on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury, just up the road from the Dedham line.
Beacon Compassion Center now goes to the state Department of Public Health and the Boston Board of Appeals for approval of its planned dispensary at 1524 VFW Parkway.
The Board of Appeals today approved Boston's fourth medical-marijuana dispensary at 50 Clapp St., off Massachusetts Avenue in Dorchester. Because of its location near the Methadone Mile, the proposed operator agreed to set a minimum purchase price of $40 to discourage any nearby addicts thinking of putting together enough money to buy a joint. Read more.
Regular banks won't touch marijuana businesses with a ten-foot pole, what with the feds once again railing about the evil weed, so the chairman of the Cannabis Control Commission wants to look at creating a state-run pot bank - to get millions of dollars out of the way of robbers and to ease taxation - the Globe reports.
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