A medical marijuana dispensary has been proposed to be located on Harvard Ave in Allston and is moving through the state approval process. The proponent, Compassionate Organics, is a registered Massachusetts taxable non-profit corporation and is seeking to secure state licensure to operate a Registered Marijuana Dispensary. The company has been asked by DPH to submit a Siting Profile, having already completed the first two steps in the approval process by submitting an Application of Intent and a Management and Operations Profile. This group intends to operate both a retail location at 144 Harvard Avenue and a delivery service. The marijuana would be grown off site, at a separate facility in Fitchburg. The company has secured signatures on a petition indicating non-opposition from nearby businesses and a letter of support from the Allston Civic Association.
In November 2012, 65% of voters approved ballot question #3 to legalize medical marijuana. You can review the regulations or for general information visit the DPH website on the medical marijuana program.
Senator Brownsberger wrote a letter to DPH, informing the Medical Marijuana Program Director of the positive feedback received in support of a dispensary in Allston Village.
Another group, Mayflower Medicinals, has also proposed a dispensary in the Allston Village area – 230 Harvard Avenue. As with the proposal above, it is in the siting phase of the licensure process.
Office of State Senator William N. Brownsberger