Hudson Police Department Announces Marijuana Dispensary Not Cleared to Begin Operations

Hudson Police Department
Michael D. Burks, Sr.
Chief of Police
911 Municipal Drive
Hudson, MA 01749

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019

Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: [email protected]

Hudson Police Department Announces Marijuana Dispensary Not Cleared to Begin Operations

HUDSON — Chief Michael D. Burks, Sr. and the Hudson Police Department wish to clarify that the town’s recreational marijuana dispensary has not yet been authorized to open by local officials. 

Temescal Wellness, 252 Coolidge St., has not yet submitted and received approval of its traffic mitigation plan, and will not be permitted to open until it does.

While the state’s Cannabis Control Commission has authorized the dispensary to begin recreational marijuana sales as early as Saturday, it still must earn approval of its traffic plan from Hudson Police before doing so. 

“We want to ensure that Temescal Wellness has a strong plan in place to ensure that traffic impact is minimized and that public safety is guaranteed upon its opening,” Chief Burks said. “We are committed to working with the business to ensure they have as smooth an opening as possible, but will not rush the opening at the expense of the public’s best interest.” 

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