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TSM - Public Health Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett listens to questions from Public Health professionals meeting in New Bedford
TSM - Public Health Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett listens to questions from Public Health professionals meeting in New Bedford

DPH Chief: Medical Marijuana Licenses To Be Awarded In Late January

 

The first medical marijuana licenses will be awarded in Massachusetts around the end of January.  That's the word from Cheryl Bartlett, the new state Commissioner of Public Health.

During a stop in New Bedford on Friday, Barlett said the process is moving ahead. She

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Mitchell Supports Marijuana Manufacture, Not Dispensary

Mayor Jon Mitchell says he supports a medical marijuana cultivation center, but not a retail dispensary in New Bedford.

In a letter sent to Massachusetts Department of Public Health Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett, Mitchell says after meetings with dispensary representatives and city officials, he feels a dispensary in the city would negatively effect neighborhood quality of life, crime rates, and the city's overall reputation

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TSM - Planning Board members hear from C.C.C.'s attorney, Valario Romano
TSM - Planning Board members hear from C.C.C.'s attorney, Valario Romano

Fairhaven Planning Board Recommends Marijuana Moratorium

Fairhaven officials remain optimistic, but cautious when it comes to a medical marijuana dispensary locating in the town.

The planning board held a public hearing Tuesday night, with Compassionate Care Clinics representatives, residents, and the board offering their opinions on the proposal

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TSM - Police Chief Michael Myers (C) speaks with representatives of "Companssionate Care Clinics" Monday night at Town Hall.
TSM - Police Chief Michael Myers (C) speaks with representatives of "Companssionate Care Clinics" Monday night at Town Hall.

Medical Marijuana Firm Outlines Plan For Fairhaven

Medical marijuana will soon become a reality in Massachusetts. 

Companies looking to operate a dispensary are eyeing communities that will welcome them.  One of those communities appears to be Fairhaven

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CALM Responds to Loss of Funds, Mayor Mitchell

One of the organizers of the Center for Alternative Life Medicine is speaking out after a major plug was pulled on the project.

Dawn Blake Souza of CALM called into WBSM's "Mid-Day Live" program, discussing backer New England Treatment Access's decision to pull $1 million in funding in light of New Bedford's hesitance to change zoning laws that would allow for a dispensary in the South End

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Marijuana Dispensary Backer Pulls Out

A financial backer of the Center for Alternative Life or "CALM" is withdrawing the more than one million dollars in support for a medical marijuana dispensary in New Bedford.

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Fairhaven Board Of Health: No Moratorium For Medical Marijuana

The Fairhaven Board of Health is not in favor of enacting a one year moratorium in town, to further study whether a medical marijuana dispensary should be located in the Fairhaven.  The vote Monday night was 2-1

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Medical Marijuana Forum Coming to Dartmouth

With dozens of potential medical marijuana dispensaries still tied up in the state application process, questions on the industry continue to abound.

Representatives of the Massachusetts Cannabis Knowledge Forum will be in Dartmouth Monday, explaining the rules and regulations for dispensaries, their employees, and those licensed to obtain a marijuana prescription

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Dept of Public Health Prunes Marijuana-Grower List

The Department of Public Health has made progress cutting down the list of potential medical marijuana growers in Massachusetts.

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TSM - Mayor Mitchell answers questions on his radio program.
TSM - Mayor Mitchell answers questions on his radio program.

Mitchell: Up To Five Medical Marijuana Groups Looking At New Bedford

Mayor Jon Mitchell says he wants groups seeking to open a medical marijuana facility to come in with business plans and other information, like other companies do when eyeing New Bedford.

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