Community Meeting Regarding Proposed Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Time:   7:30 p.m.

Location:  Boys and Girls Club, 675 Watertown Street

Garden Remedies, Inc. has been granted a provisional license by the State of Massachusetts to open a medical marijuana dispensary at 697 Washington Street in Newtonville. They have asked the Ward 2 Aldermen to call a meeting so they can share their plans for the dispensary with the community.  Dr. Karen Munkacy, the Chief Executive Officer of Garden Remedies, and members of her team will make a brief presentation and then will be available to answer questions.  We will also explain the special permit process needed to approve this project.

If you cannot make it to this meeting but would like to be kept apprised of future meetings or any updates relating to this project, and/or would like to share feedback related to this project, please send an email to your Ward Alderman Emily Norton at enorton@newtonma.gov and she will ensure you are added to the distribution list for notification.

Susan Albright, Ward 2 At-Large

Marcia Johnson, Ward 2 At-Large

Emily Norton, Ward 2 Ward


srhonda619@gmail.com April 17, 2014 at 04:36 PM
Wait NO time! NO location! Just posted the day before the meeting. I assume it was an over site on their part BUT wait!!! A meeting the day before school vacation starts and a major religious holiday it just gets better.!!! I wonder are they smoking the dope or trying to avoid awkward questions!!!! 1. What are the economic benefits of a dispensary? 2. They claim there is no crime around the dispensaries but articles keep coming out about shootings around theses places such as in Colorado? See article http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/north/2014/02/13/security-questioned-marijuana-dispensaries-grow-sites-move-forward/FVN8Iny94JNwzfrvFQibAM/story.html AND http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20140209/COLUMNIST/302099997?p=3&tc=pg 3. How are these large amounts of cash going to be handled. 4. You have already tried to hire a pot smoking cop out on disability what other things are we going to find out about the past of the people working there. 5. What will happen to my property value with a dispensary near my house. If the state was to open a bank and take out the nefarious element medical marijuana I would be in favor. But Newtonville is not the place for a dispensary (much like a bar) I want to know that my kids are safe and that I am safe and not worry about outside elements coming into town with no disregard for my neighborhood. If Chestnut Hill really wants one let it open up on their side of town!!!!
Newtonville Neighborhood Association April 17, 2014 at 05:01 PM
Hi, The location and time have been added. Apologies, it was an oversight. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Boys and Girls Club, 675 Watertown Street


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