More pot shops on horizon for Boston as council mulls oversight

684

Three more pot shops are looking to get the green light in Boston as an ordinance meant to increase transparency and help minorities moves forward.

One prospective pot purveyor looking to sell marijuana from 355-359 Congress St., in the Seaport above Lucky’s bar is holding a community meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at 75 Northern Ave.

No cannabis retailer has opened up yet in Boston, though the city has inked 11 host-community agreements signed with marijuana stores, of which two are medical only. The proposed one on Congress — which is not yet the subject of a signed agreement — would be the first in South Boston or its Seaport.

A cannabis oversight ordinance by City Councilor Kim Janey is slated for a hearing at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. The proposal would give priority to weed hopefuls when more than half of the ownership meets various criteria including being black or Latino, having a conviction for selling pot and having

Ga naar Bron