Image courtesy of Medford Cannabis Advisory Committee

The city of Medford has received 10 applications for its three available retail cannabis dispensary licenses, including eight seeking to lease or develop real estate on a mile-long section of Mystic Avenue.

The locations include the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall at 114 Mystic Ave., where New England Organics/Victory Gardens plans to lease a portion of the 9,217-square-foot building, according to a presentation at the cannabis advisory committee’s meeting last week.

Two applicants plan new construction for their retail locations. Sanctuary Medicinals proposed a dispensary at 403 Riverside Ave., replacing a single-family home. And Resinate, which has locations in Worcester and Northampton, would develop a retail store on a vacant lot at 243 Mystic Ave.

Representatives of the VFW were not immediately available for comment. The rest of the proposed locations included Bloom on Mystic at 151 Mystic Ave., Medford Cannabis at 357 Mystic Ave., Just Healthy/The Source at 322 Mystic Ave., MRKF at 313 Mystic Ave., Mystic Grow at 415 Mystic Ave., Theory Wellness at 162 Mystic Ave. and Trinity Naturals at 39 Commercial St.

Under a city ordinance, dispensaries are restricted to the Commercial-2 zoning district which includes Mystic Avenue and a business district including Riverside Avenue and Commercial Street near Wellington Circle.

Director of Economic Development Viktor Schrader said Trinity Naturals’ application was received approximately 30 minutes after the deadline on April 30, but has been included in the submissions for review by the committee.

Committee members said they plan to ask the applicants to schedule community outreach meetings in the coming weeks. The zoning board of appeals is the special permit-granting authority.

Cannabis Dispensary Proposed at Medford VFW

by Steve Adams time to read: 1 min