Medical marijuana dispensary proposed for Forest Hills

June 23, 2017
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Massachusetts Patient Foundation Inc. (MPF), a nonprofit corporation, is applying for certificates of registration from the state Department of Health (DPH) to operate a medical marijuana treatment center at 54A Hyde Park Ave. in Jamaica Plain.

The proposal will appear before the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council during its monthly meeting on June 27, according to JPNC Chair Kevin Moloney.

MPF was providing information about its plans at a Tower and Woodlawn St. Neighborhood Crime Watch meeting on June 19 when a Gazette reporter walked by and asked for information. According to a pamphlet, MPF intends to work closely with neighbors, residents, business owners, and all interested stakeholders.

The proposed medical marijuana treatment center would be a retail-only facility, with cultivation and processing to occur in Fitchburg. The pamphlet also states that access to the center would be controlled by a variety of treatment measures, including a sally-port entrance, three separate ID and registration verifications, a security guard present during all hours of operation, and 24-hour camera coverage of the facility.

The proposed center would be approximately 1,500 square feet and offer a variety of medical marijuana treatment options to the local patient population.

MPF will meet with the neighborhood zoning committee and neighborhood groups to seek approval. It will also have to get approvals from the City of Boston, Department of Public Health, and the Boston Public Health Council.

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