Sharon company hosts marijuana dispensary outreach session
SHARON – A local company held a public outreach session this past week about its plans to site a marijuana dispensary in town.
Four Daughters Compassionate Care held the meeting – part of the state-mandated process for recreational marijuana licenses – on Thursday, May 31 at the Sharon Community Center. Though company officials noted that the session had been advertised, no members of the public were in attendance.
Four Daughters Founder and CEO Brian Striar said – since a proposed ban on recreational sales failed at Town Meeting – the company has been following the state’s process and submitting the necessary forms. He said, given the number of applications the state may receive, he believed it would be a few months before the company receives an answer – even though it has priority as a licensed medical dispensary.
“I don’t expect we’ll be opening before Thanksgiving,” he said, adding that the supply chain will likely be limited when recreational sales are first allowed. “I’d prefer that to be up and running before we open our doors.”
Chief Operating Officer Stanley Rosen agreed, saying the company would look to ensure the consistency and quality of its product before beginning sales.
Rosen read through a set of questions and answers for the session, noting that the facility does not run afoul of local regulations, would provide extensive security and would work positively with the surrounding community.
“People won’t be able to enter the establishment without providing a license,” he said. “The police department has requested we use a machine to determine if a license is real – we will be using that.”
At the Annual Town Meeting on May 8, citizens opted not to support a proposed ban on recreational marijuana sales in town. The article fell well short of the two-thirds