PAWTUCKET, RI — New Leaf Compassion Heart will seem earlier than the Pawtucket Zoning Board on June 28 searching for a dimensional variance and particular use allow to open a medical marijuana cultivation and distribution facility at an industrial property at 30 India Avenue.
The listening to was initially set for June 1 however was rescheduled.
The Pawtucket Planning Fee on March 16 voted 3-0 to oppose the appliance for a 2,700 square-foot compassion heart branded as “Positive Fettle Dispensary.” The world is zoned as “Industrial Open.” Nonetheless, the proposed dispensary is inside 200 ft of a residential zoning district and inside 1,000 ft of a public recreation subject.
New Leaf should additionally achieve a compassion heart license from state hashish regulators. The Division of Enterprise Regulation plans a lottery to award six new licenses in six zones throughout Rhode Island. That lottery won’t be held till at the very least August. Three compassion facilities are already licensed in Windfall, Portsmouth, and Warwick.
New Leaf has secured lease choices inside 4 of the zones, with choices on properties at 24
Stafford Court docket in Cranston; 4115 Mendon Highway in Cumberland; and 16-24 Central Avenue in Central Falls, along with the India Avenue property. New Leaf Compassion Heart, Inc. “will solely lease one of many above listed properties if chosen for a Compassion Heart license,” CEO Thomas Mirza promised within the firm’s utility with the state.
The town of Pawtucket requires a particular use allow for a medical marijuana dispensary on the proposed location. The applicant should additionally move growth plan overview.