TYNGSBORO — Perhaps testing the old maxim “third time’s the charm,” the Select Board has chosen to negotiate with Yellow House Cannabis LLC for the town’s second host community agreement as a marijuana dispensary.
Yellow House Cannabis takes its name from the structure that now sits at 405-409 Middlesex Road. It is an unoccupied, ramshackle ranch-style house and, in its current state, an unwelcome town landmark.
Two companies previously tried to open a marijuana dispensary at the site, but failed. The yellow house will be demolished.
Earlier this year, MJ’s Market gave up its attempt to open a dispensary at the site in large part because of a lawsuit to block its development. The suit was filed by Nature’s Remedy, the cannabis dispensary across the street at 420 Middlesex Road.
In 2021, Royal Group, a certified woman-owned business, said delays in receiving permits from the state Cannabis Control Commission, effects of the global pandemic, and alleged discriminatory practices forced it to go out of business and sell its assets to Nova Farms.
Nova Farms, the state’s fourth-largest marijuana operator, attempted to secure an HCA for the site but was turned down in favor of MJ’s Market.
Yellow House Cannabis is led