State To Hold Public Hearing On Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Aug 25, 2015


Credit Dank Depot via Flickr CC /

State officials are continuing to seek public input as plans move ahead on the construction of four dispensaries for medical marijuana.

People can offer their feedback at Merrimack's town hall on Tuesday at 7 p.m., the fourth in a series of public hearings on the issue. The state and towns have already hosted hearings in Plymouth, Peterborough and Lebanon and will host two more in Manchester and Rochester. Each are possible locations for one of the four licensed dispensaries.

The state awarded the four licenses to three companies in May, kicking off a new stage of the process that requires the companies to obtain local approvals.

Lawmakers voted to legalize medical marijuana in 2013, and these four facilities will provide the first opportunity for patients to legally access the drug.