Mayor Lungo-Koehn Signs First Host Community Agreement with Marijuana Dispensary – Medford, MA

Theory Wellness, Inc. approved to set up marijuana dispensary at 162 Mystic Ave.

As part of community benefits, Theory Wellness will fully fund and support a community arts center.

The City of Medford officially signed a Host Community Agreement with its first recreational marijuana dispensary. Last week, Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn signed a formal agreement with Theory Wellness, Inc. for a dispensary to be located at 162 Mystic Ave. Theory Wellness was the top-ranked applicant based on scoring criteria put in place by the City’s Cannabis Advisory Committee. Nine applicants were considered, interviewed by the CAC, and ranked, with final rankings submitted to the Mayor in Fall 2021. The Host Community Agreement covers a five-year period.

Theory Wellness will need to obtain Special Permit approval from the Zoning Board of Appeals before they can begin operation. They are also subject to approval from the state’s Cannabis Control Commission.

For the dispensary, Theory Wellness made it a priority to hire Medford residents whenever possible and has agreed to Mayor Lungo-Koehn’s requirement that at least 50 percent of its employees will be women, at least 35 percent of employees will be of diverse backgrounds, and at least 5 percent of employees will be

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