Leominster City Council approves special permit for city’s first recreational marijuana dispensary – Sentinel & Enterprise

LEOMINSTER — The city is rolling out the red carpet for Revolutionary Clinics to open the first recreational marijuana dispensary in Leominster at 130 Pioneer Drive, with a special permit voted through by City Council at the Nov. 22 meeting, 7-0 with one abstention.

Although there are already two marijuana manufacturing facilities in the city, Middlesex Integrative Medicine and The Botanist, if approved by the state Cannabis Control Commission, Revolutionary Clinics would be the first to offer marijuana for recreational purposes. Revolutionary Clinics co-founder and Fitchburg native Ryan Ansin said at the public hearing that he is “excited to be here in Leominster” and open a dispensary in the Twin Cities.

This would be the fourth dispensary for Revolutionary Clinics — it already operates two medical marijuana dispensaries in Cambridge and one in Somerville as well as a growing and manufacturing facility in Fitchburg called Revolutionary Farms. The company is leasing an industrial zone section of Pioneer Drive for its new dispensary, promising “clean energy” for the proposed 2,336-square-foot building that will have two levels of security customers must pass through to enter and access the store.

The plan is for the store, which Ansin said could be open by May

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