Fuller: Newton’s first recreational marijuana shop could open in 2-3 months

It’s a sad reflection on our media today that most of our news comes from the mayor’s community emails….but here’s the latest.

Mayor’s Update

Let me give you a few updates on recreational marijuana:

 
Zoning: The City Council is considering adding some manufacturing areas in Newton as sites for medical and recreational retailers.
 
Garden Remedies: Garden Remedies (and two other retail marijuana dispensaries in Brookline and Framingham) received provisional licenses from the state within the past two weeks, meaning all three will likely open in the

Newton patients could soon have a second medical marijuana clinic to help manage their symptoms

Patients on Newton’s south side who are undergoing chemotherapy, suffering from multiple sclerosis, AIDS, chronic pain or other ailments whose doctors believe they could benefit from medical marijuana may soon have access to a new clinic closer to home.

The Newton City Council’s Land Use committee is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a proposal by Cypress Tree Management Inc to operate a medical clinic at the corner of Route 9 and Elliot Street at the site of the former Green Tea Restaurant.  

Cannabinoids — the active chemicals in medical marijuana — have been found to help control nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy, kill cancer cells and slow tumor growth, reduce anxiety, reduce inflammation, relieve pain, relax tight muscles in people with multiple sclerosis and stimulate appetite and improve weight gain in people with cancer and AIDS.

Presently the only clinic in Newton where patients can have a cannabis prescription from their doctor filled is on the other side of the city at

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