US (MA): Host community agreement signed for Route 6 cannabis cultivation

Dartmouth is one step closer to getting its first marijuana cultivator as the Select Board officially signed a host community agreement with cannabis company Apotho Therapeutics on Monday, March 28.

“It’s very exciting,” Apotho CEO Andrew Medeiros said. “We’re looking forward to the next steps of being able to open up in Dartmouth.” A host agreement  — a contract stipulating terms and conditions of operation — must be in place before a cannabis company can apply for a state license. 

The Plainville-based company plans to cultivate and manufacture marijuana inside the former Dartmouth Indoor Tennis Club located at 757 State Road. Marijuana grown at the facility would be sold to retail sites across the state, including a potential Apotho retail store at the former Near East Asian Fusion Restaurant on Route 6.

Earlier this year, the Planning Board approved plans for the retail site. Apotho is currently working with the town’s Development Office on drafting a host community agreement for that facility.


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