Springfield Moving Closer To Having First Medical Marijuana Dispensary

The city council in Springfield, Massachusetts is scheduled to vote Monday on a special permit for the city’s first medical marijuana dispensary.

Hampden Care Facility has applied to operate a dispensary on Cottage Street. It is an area with mostly warehouses and light-industrial buildings.

Mayor Domenic Sarno said city officials have thoroughly vetted the proposed facility.

” We set the guidelines and the benchmarks that have to be met for medical marijuana, which I support because it helps individuals with debilitating illnesses  and disease,” said Sarno. ”

The state department of public health will have to issue a license before the facility can open. The only medical marijuana clinic in western Massachusetts opened last fall in Northampton.

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