Public hearing Monday on another proposed marijuana dispensary in Marlborough – MetroWest Daily News

Local Roots New England Inc. is seeking a special permit to open an 1,885-square-foot dispensary on Boston Post Road East

MARLBOROUGH — City councilors Monday will hear residents’ say on a proposed adult use marijuana dispensary planned for Boston Post Road.

The council will hold a public hearing on Local Roots New England Inc.’s request for a special permit to open an adult-use marijuana dispensary at 910 Boston Post Road East (Rte. 20). The hearing will be held virtually at 8 p.m. Residents interested in participating are asked to call 617-433-9462 and enter the conference identification number of 735831157#.

Local Roots is seeking to join Garden Remedies and Vedi Naturals as marijuana dispensaries in the city. Garden Remedies opened a medical and adult-use dispensary last year in the Marlboro Square Plaza on Rte. 20 on the city’s east side. Vedi Naturals recently received a special permit to open an adult-use dispensary at the Twin Boro Crossing Plaza on Marlborough’s west side and hopes to open soon.

Local Roots’ proposed 1,885-square-foot dispensary will feature 885 square feet of retail space, with the remainder of the facility used for security, an employee break room, bathrooms, a vault and a management office. The property will feature 25 dedicated parking spaces, with additional parking available, according to plans filed with the City Council.

Company officials called their proposed location a perfect site for the dispensary because it is within the city’s recreational and medical marijuana regulated zone — which on Rte. 20 extends from the Sudbury line to Phelps Street on the east side and from the Northborough line to Interstate 495 on the west side — and its neighbors are mostly commercial. Hence, there will be minimal effects on residents.

The company plans to install a state-of-the-art security system and will ensure the interior of the

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