Sandwich Selectmen Vote Against Supporting Medical Marijuana Dispensary

In Good Health Inc. David Noble

SANDWICH – Plans for a proposed medical marijuana dispensary in Sandwich are being challenged after selectmen voted against issuing a letter of non-opposition to the company.

Selectmen voted 3-2 to not support the proposed dispensary and not issue the letter to In Good Health Inc.

“I acknowledge the fact that there could be some positive use for this but whether or not it should be in Sandwich now is my concern,” said selectman Mike Miller.

The company did not need the town’s approval to open up the new facility on Route 130, but they need the letter before they can moved ahead with further state licensing.

For those that opposed the dispensary, they were concerned about the effects that a marijuana shop in the community would have and about the traffic around the facility.

Still, selectmen David Sampson, who proposed that the town wait a couple more weeks before voting, said they can’t stop the shop from coming.

“The people are there anyway, this is happening anyway, we are not going to stop this from happening,” said Sampson.

Earlier in the selectmen’s meeting, the company’s president David Noble took questions from residents and town officials about the proposed marijuana dispensary.

The proposed medical pot shop would be in an existing building and no marijuana would be grown in the town.

Noble said that the company wants to have a facility in Sandwich to serve the over 700 customers that travel from the Cape to their Brockton location.


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