Plymouth: Potential medical marijuana dispensaries seek selectmen’s blessing

So, here’s the next step in approving medical marijuana dispensaries in Massachusetts: Companies vying for prime locations can gain a point with the state by having local selectmen sign a letter of support, or if not support, non-opposition, by mid-November.

Three hopefuls, each with significant suited legal support, appeared before Plymouth Selectmen Tuesday night. A total of six companies have expressed interest in locating a dispensary in Plymouth.

Former US congressman, and Plymouth resident, Bill Delahunt made a presentation to selectmen Tuesday night for a leading candidate, Medical Marijuana of Massachusetts.

Selectmen expressed a lack of knowledge in the new law. They asked all applicants to submit written presentations and will vote on whether to endorse one or more next week. The state’s department of public health will make the final dispensary license decisions. It will grant up to 35 licenses statewide, up to five per county.

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Charles Mathewson worked in print journalism for more than two decades as a reporter and editor. He won several regional and national awards. He resides in Plymouth where he writes fiction and paints, when not producing award-winning news as a reporter for WATD.