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Plymouth County Receives 19 Medical Marijuana Applicants

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health released a list of 181 applicants to open dispensaries, Friday.

Written by Ryan Grannan-Doll and Adam Roberts

Plymouth County has recieved 19 applications for medical marijuana dispensaries, but, at the moment, there is no word on the communities that would host them.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health released the list of applications on Friday, which also include applications for the state’s other counties. In total, 181 applications were submitted.

The following applicants and application contact persons expressed interest in opening a dispensary in Plymouth County:

    • Alternative Compassion Services, Inc., Stephen Werther
    • Boston Express Delivery, Wally Russell
    • Ermont Inc., Jack Hudson
    • Fogo's Inc., Costa Hasiotis
    • Herbal Care Center, Inc., Vincent DiMento
    • Holistic Health Center, Robert Ciardi
    • In Good Health, Inc., Douglas Nobel
    • Mass Medi-Spa, Jeffrey Roos
    • Mass Organic Therapy, Patrik Jonsson
    • Medical Marijuana of Massachusetts, Lianne Ankner
    • Medical Marijuana of Massachusetts, Lianne Ankner
    • Medical Remedies of New England, Inc., Joseph T. Mandile
    • Medical Remedies of New England, Inc., Joseph T. Mandile
    • Medical Remedies of New England, Inc., Joseph T. Mandile
    • Meyezone, Inc., Costa Hasiotis
    • Striar Center for Compassionate Care, Jonathan Rutley
    • The Greeneway Wellness Foundation, John Greene
    • The Greeneway Wellness Foundation, Inc., John Greene
    • The Timothy Walsh Foundation, Inc., Timothy Shaw

    Forty-seven applications have been submitted for medical marijuana dispensaries in Middlesex County. Barnstable and Bristol counties each received nine applications, Berkshire County received three, Dukes County got four, Essex County received 16, Franklin County got seven, Hampden County got 13 and Hampshire County got five. Nantucket County received two applications, Norfolk County got 12, Suffolk County got 21 and Worcester County received 14. 

    See the full list.

    In September, the DPH will specify which applicants will move to the final phase of the application process, according to WBUR. The DPH has said it could approve up to 35 dispensaries statewide by January. State law prohibits more than five per county. 

    The developments come amidst some communities placing moratoriums on medical marijuana shops or altering zoning regulations to control where they are located.


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