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February 23, 2014

Unforeseen Problem With Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Disoensary

It's that dispensary that will be located on Boylston between Berkeley and Arlington. The problem is that the owners never invited the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay or the Back Bay Association (a trade group representing 400 businesses) over for tea and biscuits. The landlord defends himself, saying it will be just like a CVS or Walgreen's. If that's the case, then why will the entrance to the dispensary be located on Providence Street which is essentially just a back alley?

Providence Street in Boston's Back Bay. The dispensary's entrance will be somewhere in these buildings on the right. When I first moved to Boston, Providence Street was considered one of those secret little parking spots that the tourists never knew about. I'm sure those days are long gone.

The Back Bay Association.

The Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay has 15 standing committees. I would not want to cross them. One of those committees is the Groundwater committee, but it's different from what you would find in California. The Back Bay is 19th century landfill and the foundations of the buildings were designed to stand in waterlogged soil. Water levels have been dropping, weakening foundations. But I think it's the Licensing & Building Use committee who will be visiting with Good Chemistry Massachusetts.

Filed under Cities/Urbanism,Marijuana | permalink | February 23, 2014 at 07:51 PM

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I've read (skimming most of it) their application for a permit and I'm not seeing anything that jumps out at me. Some of the financial and criminal history information is redacted. The most interesting thing I could find was that Matthew Huron's father and his father's partner both died of AIDS, which is a little interesting, but not up to the level of illumination. What am I supposed to be finding?

Posted by: Ron's Log at Feb 23, 2014 8:42:42 PM

ah, but have you looked into the ownership of Good Chemistry?
Very illuminating.

BTW Providence St is still a pretty good place to look for a parking spot -- but you're right -- not as good as is used to be.

Posted by: b at Feb 23, 2014 8:08:00 PM

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