The board of selectmen Thursday night, May 23, voted unanimously to open the door to a medical marijuana dispensary that would like to set up shop in Sandwich.
Specifically, the selectmen voted 4-0 to send a letter of “non opposition” to the state on behalf of In Good Health, a company that first approached the town two years ago for permission to open a dispensary at 449 Route 130.
The selectmen last also agreed unanimously to enter into a host community agreement with the company. The agreement stipulates several conditions.
Among those conditions: In Good Health must pay 3 percent of its annual gross revenue to the Town of Sandwich and another .05 percent of its annual gross sales to fund local substance abuse prevention measures.
Selectman Shane T. Hoctor asked that the town attorney double-check a clause in the agreement that specifically names Cannabis Life Services (CLS) under a section on successors to In Good Health.
“I want to ensure that we are signing an agreement with In Good Health right now and not automatically with CLS,” Mr. Hoctor said after the meeting.
The selectmen voted “yes” in anticipation of the town attorney’s assurance that Cannabis Life Services would have to negotiate its own contract with Sandwich if it takes over ownership of In Good Health.
Cannabis Life Services is a large Colorado- and Nevada-based company that is looking to expand, especially into states that have tight control over the number of marijuana dispensaries that are allowed to do business, according to published reports.
Massachusetts is such a state, Jeffrey Binder, the northwest company’s CEO said during a September 2018 taped interview with Uptick News Wire.
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