Mayor Lungo-Koehn Signs Second Host Community Agreement with Retail Marijuana Dispensary – The City of Medford, MA – Medford, MA

Sanctuary Medicinals, Inc. approved to set up marijuana dispensary on Riverside Avenue.

As part of community benefits, Sanctuary Medicinals will provide funding for fire station maintenance and DPW equipment.

The City of Medford officially signed a Host Community Agreement with its second recreational marijuana dispensary. Yesterday, Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn signed a formal agreement with Sanctuary Medicinals for a dispensary to be located on Riverside Avenue. Sanctuary was the fourth 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. Sanctuary Medicinals now follows Theory Wellness as the second dispensary to enter into a Host Community Agreement with the City.

Sanctuary Medicinals 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.

As with the agreement with Theory Wellness, the leadership at Sanctuary Medicinals 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

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