Brookline's NETA looking to open Route 9 medical marijuana outpost – Wicked Local

Abby Patkin   | Wicked Local

New England Treatment Access is considering moving its medical marijuana operations further down Route 9, dispensary representatives said at NETA’s license renewal meeting Tuesday. 

Currently housed at 160 Washington St. in Brookline Village, NETA — which sells both medical and adult-use marijuana — is looking to move its medical operations to 1280 Boylston St., NETA attorney Jennifer Dopazo Gilbert told the Select Board. 

NETA opened in Brookline as a medical marijuana dispensary in 2016 and began adult-use sales in 2019. The company also has a location in Northamption. The proposed building on Route 9 would be a good site for serving medical patients, especially given the abundance of parking, Gilbert said. 

However, she said, “We have not even applied for the site plan review yet. Right now, our architectural team is drawing up the plans and we’re doing a site survey, and we’re completing some traffic studies to get the whole package together to submit to the town to begin the site plan review.” 

Gilbert expects those plans will come together in early January. NETA has also reached out to neighbors near 1280 Boylston St. and Gilbert said the dispensary is planning a neighborhood meeting for  mid-January. 

NETA isn’t the only dispensary looking to open outposts on that stretch of Route 9 in Chestnut Hill. Earlier this week, California-based marijuana company MedMen presented preliminary plans to open a recreational marijuana shop across the Newton border at 232 Boylston St., the former home of Shreve, Crump and Low.

But NETA’s expansion is some ways away. According to Gilbert, the dispensary will need to do a site plan review, go through the special permitting process, negotiate a Host Community Agreement and seek approval from the state’s Cannabis Control Commission. All told, NETA is about a year out from

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