Cannabis kerfuffle in Tyngsboro – Lowell Sun

TYNGSBORO — Owners of MJ’s Market, the proposed cannabis dispensary at 405-409 Middlesex Road, have turned to the Select Board for help while they fight a lawsuit brought by an existing cannabis dispensary just up the street.

Nature’s Remedy, located at 426 Middlesex Road, appealed the special permit and variance granted to MJ’s Market last year. With that appeal underway, MJ’s Market cannot begin work on the property. Nature’s Remedy has also raised traffic safety issues in its objections to MJ’s Market.

The property at 405-409 Middlesex Road is the site of what Tyngsboro residents disparagingly call “the yellow house.” It is an unoccupied, ramshackle ranch-style house, which Town Administrator Matt Hanson says is “the gateway to our town.”

At this week’s Select Board meeting, Hanson said he tried to convince Nature’s Remedy to drop the suit in a discussion with officials of the Florida-based holding company which now owns the local dispensary. He was unsuccessful.

“We want to see something worthwhile go where the yellow house is,” Select Board Member Katerina Kalabokis said as the board discussed its options with the lawsuit.

The Tyngsboro Select Board, Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Appeals are also named in the lawsuit

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