The Planning Board voted to approve the Site Plan for CommCan’s medical marijuana dispensary at 255 Turnpike Road.
The approval happened on Monday night. It’s just one of the things I haven’t had time to properly cover this week. Fortunately, Southborough Wicked Local did.
According to their story, the final plans include a secure garage for delivery of marijuana. The ATM cash machine that was plans for their lobby has been scrapped for now. The final plans met with police chief Kenneth Paulhus’ approval.
“I am happy to say they went above and beyond the state Department of Health’s requirement,” [Paulhus] said. “From a safety aspect and this building I think we’re ready to move forward.”
Of course, residents who object to the Town’s allowance of the facility again, unsuccessfully tried to convince the Planning Board to reject the plan:
Several residents argued the dispensary violates federal law because it’s within 1,000 feet of a school.
Planning Board Chairman Don Morris said the board is charged with reviewing the plans, not deciding whether a dispensary is allowed.
Marc Rosenfeld, CEO of CommCan, said the residents are referencing a federal guidelines for sentencing “street corner drug dealers.”
“It’s totally inappropriate,” he said. “We’ve satisfied this through state and through town law.”
The Board voted unanimously to approve the plan with conditions (and revisions that had been made based on feedback in earlier hearings.)
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