Tonight & Sept. 26th: Community Meetings About Proposed Medical Marijuana Dispensary

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There will be a community meeting tonight hosted by a medical marijuana company wanting to open a dispensary on Hyde Park Avenue. The company is also scheduled to speak at the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council's Sept. 26th meeting.

The Massachusetts Patient Foundation (MPF) will be holding a meeting tonight at 6:30 pm at Brassica Kitchen + Cafe (3710 Washington St.).

MPF is proposing a dispensary at 54A Hyde Park Ave that would be roughly 1,500 sq. ft.

MPF representatives will also be speaking on Sept. 26th at the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) at the Farnsworth House (90 South St.) at 7 pm. MPF previously spoke at the JPNC on May 23 to “introduce themselves,” said Joseph Lekach, an adviser for Massachusetts Patient Foundation, and has also met with several neighborhood groups.

Lekach previously told Jamaica Plain News that MPF has no plans to open a retail marijuana dispensary, which will be allowed in the state after Massachusetts voted in favor of legalizing marijuana in a 2016 ballot question.

“Medical marijuana is a cause we believe in and it’s a medicine that actively helps people. Our proposal is actually purely for a medical marijuana facility and in no way for a retail marijuana dispensary. If we have the privilege to apply for a special permit, the only use allowed under that special permit would be medical marijuana,” said Lekach.