Jul 28, 2014

Stoughton Public Hearing on Medical Marijuana Facility Moved to February

Stoughton Public Hearing on Medical Marijuana Facility Moved to February
After planning to conduct a public hearing this month on a Needham-based firm that wants to build a medical marijuana facility in Stoughton, selectmen chairman John Anzivino says the board is now moving the matter to February, according to a report in the Boston Globe.

The selectmen are working on the FY15 budget this month and are expecting to have a busy agenda at their Jan. 21 meeting after having had a shorter than usual one last Tuesday. Now, G2 New England is expected to have a public hearing next month after Anzivino told the Boston Globe that that issue deserves its own hearing.

G2 New England is in the process of getting approval from the state to open a facility in Stoughton. The company asked the selectmen for a letter of support or non-oppostion for the state, but the board decided not to take any action as the Oct. 31 deadline for a response from the town had passed.

Selectmen can't stop the state-mandated facility being in town, so they are developing a zoning article that could be presented to town meeting voters in the spring. A possibility of five sites could be built in Norfolk County.

"We can’t prohibit such a facility but we can have a lot of oversight,” said Anzivino in the Boston Globe article.

Stoughton Police have said they don't support the facility being built in town, and won't be cooperating with G2 New England.

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