HULL — A medical marijuana dispensary proposed for Hull will be vetted during a planning board meeting Wednesday night.

Boston-based Alternative Compassion Services has proposed setting up shop at 175 George Washington Boulevard but it needs a special permit from the planning board, according to a meeting notice. The hearing is set for 7:35 p.m. at Hull Town Hall.

According to Hull Board of Selectman meeting minutes from April 2018, another Boston group, called Evergreen Farms, initially requested a letter of non-opposition from the Board to open a medical marijuana dispensary in the same building where Alternative Compassion Services is proposing to locate. The Board issued the letter that night.

According to the minutes from that meeting, the marijuana dispensary did not plan on evicting the other businesses in the building, including a coffee shop, Java Jungle, and a real estate company.

Hull Town Administrator Phil Lemnios said Evergreen sold its interest to Alternative Compassion Services.

According to state regulations, medical marijuana dispensaries require a letter of non-opposition from the town where they propose to operate.

The facility is in a district zoned for medical marijuana, Lemnios said.

“They have a very good operational plan, as they are required to by the state,” he said.

The planning board is tasked with evaluating how traffic will be impacted, the site plan, how it will impact the community and if it will have a negative impact, just as for any other type of business opening in the town, Lemnios said.

“The abutters have been invited and they’re doing additional abutters meetings,” he said.

During public hearings there was no vocal opposition, Lemnios said.

In 2018, at a special election, Hull voters banned retail marijuana shops in town.

The Cannabis Control Commission issued a provisional license to Alternative Compassion Services in October for its facilities in Bridgewater. That license included a cultivation area of 5,000 to 10,000 square feet and product manufacturing.

Alternative Compassion Services President Stephen Werther did not return requests for comment.

On the South Shore, Quincy, Rockland, Marshfield, Plymouth and Halifax allow recreational marijuana stores.


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