Editorial: Selling the idea of marijuana in Worcester and beyond

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Last week Worcester City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. signed letters of nonopposition to two companies seeking to open registered marijuana dispensaries in the city.

According to the city, “Mission Massachusetts will locate a retail and cultivation facility at 640 Lincoln St. The facility will employ approximately 50 people.

“Medicinal Alternatives will locate a retail and packaging facility at 1191 Millbury St. The facility will employ approximately 30 people.”

A medicinal marijuana storefront could be lighting up the Canal District and three other neighborhoods in Worcester.

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A medicinal marijuana storefront could be lighting up the Canal District and three other neighborhoods in Worcester.

As part of the agreements, the city has agreed to cap the number of registered dispensaries at four. Previous agreements with Prime Wellness for a dispensary at 0 Pullman St. and Good Chemistry for a retail facility at 9 Harrison St. mean the city has fulfilled its obligations.

In addition, Augustus signed a letter of nonopposition with Good Chemistry for a cultivation facility at 40 Pullman St.

The two newest agreements were signed with the same terms as the first two, which were favorable to the city.


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