DEERFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A proposed medical marijuana dispensary was one of the topics of concern at the Deerfield Planning Board meeting Tuesday night at the Town Hall.
The proposed dispensary would be built at 4 Greenfield Road, across the street from the Irving gas station on Routes 5 & 10, not far from from Yankee Candle. The dispensary would be built by New England Patient Network, which signed an agreement with the town in June allowing the company to grow and sell marijuana for 3 years.
“They’re looking for a site where they can dispense marijuana,” said Priscilla Phelps of the Deerfield Planning Board. “The group that has been working on this has been looking at several different sites, but this is the beginning step.”
One Planning Board member, Kip Komosa, told 22News that he sees a lot of positives in the proposal; “I think it could have a positive impact financially. The town could benefit from the rent income and the taxation and the monies that were part of the host agreement with the community.”
The Planning Board plans to meet several more times to discuss the proposal before anything is confirmed.
Board members also went over a site plan for a new Cumberland Farms gas station on Elm Street in South Deerfield.