As marijuana debate continues, In Good Health keeps growing, contributing to Brockton coffers
While city officials continue to debate the way to handle the advent of the legalized marijuana business, a medical dispensary that’s been open in Brockton since 2015 continues to expand and contribute to city coffers. Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter believes that In Good Health will soon be in the business of recreational retail and wholesale, in addition to its medical marijuana division, and he said that the city should work diligently to set regulations to capture revenues from other marijuana businesses seeking to come to the city.
Marc Larocque Enterprise Staff Writer @Enterprise_Marc
BROCKTON – Regardless of how long city leaders take to iron out the details of local proposed zoning regulations, retail recreational marijuana could begin in Brockton at one location early this summer.
As members of City Council continue to debate the pros and cons of newly proposed marijuana zoning ordinances – and have voiced outrage over how suddenly those regulations were filed without prior consultation expected from the mayor – a medical dispensary that’s been open on the west side of the city for nearly three years continues to grow and may be expanding into the recreational cannabis business.
David Noble, the president of In Good Health, recently declined to comment on his medical marijuana dispensary’s plans for the recreational market that will be coming soon to Massachusetts, as the state and the city work to introduce new rules after the pot legalization vote in 2016. But Noble said that his dispensary, at 1200 W. Chestnut St., has been expanding its capabilities since it opened in 2015, and has increased its workforce sixfold since then.
Noble said In Good Health continues to be a partner with the city, providing a combined $564,781 to the local government and to Brockton nonprofits under its host community agreement and through additional