Two marijuana dispensaries — one new, the other exisiting — were topics for discussion at the Martha’s Vineyard Commission late last week.
The commission opened a public hearing on Main Street Medicinals, which plans to operate out of a former auto repair shop at 65 Mechanic’s street off State Road in Vineyard Haven.
If approved, it will be the second dispensary on the street, located near Island Time at 15 Mechanic’s street.
Main street Medicinals wants to build a roughly 7,500-square-foot building that will include retail space as well as growing and testing areas. The store would serve customers on a walk-in basis.
The business is owned by Noah Eisendrath in partnership with Joshua Silver, who heads Silver Therapeutics in Williamstown.
“We love this project because we get to grow something on the Island, we get to sell on the Island,” Mr. Silver told commissioners. “It’s something that we believe in dearly.”
Main Street owners have already signed an agreement with the town of Tisbury that stipulates an annual report to the town select board, working with the police department to prevent products from being sold second-hand to underage users, a series of tax payments and having a community outreach meeting