WAREHAM – Selectmen OK’d host community agreements with Emerald Turtle Cove Management and co-founders Aaron and Janelle Goines to develop wholesale marijuana delivery, indoor cultivation and product manufacturing at 10 Little Brook Road.
Host community agreements are required by the state Cannabis Control Commission as part of the licensing process
According to the proposal outlined in a community meeting in February, the delivery license will allow them to deliver marijuana to somebody’s primary residence. The town where the person lives has to allow retail marijuana sales or deliveries are prohibited. Wareham has a retail marijuana store, so deliveries would be allowed. Delivery vehicles would most likely be vans. They’re limited to transporting a max of $10,000 worth of cannabis at a time.
Aaron Goines said in a previous meeting with the board they would be gauging demand to start but the South Shore would most likely be their primary delivery area.
The indoor cultivation size they’re applying for is about in the mid range of what’s allowed by the state.
The manufacturing license would allow products like tinctures and edibles to be made from their own cannabis or from other wholesalers’ cannabis.
There won’t be any retail interaction with the public at the facility. Only other licensees seeking wholesale purchases would be allowed at the site.
The board also approved entering in negotiations on host community agreements with DB Delivery and its principals Errica and Justin Kennedy for marijuana delivery, as well as marijuana cultivation and manufacturing products at 3 Tow Road. Town Administrator Derek Sullivan will lead negotiations with DB Delivery.
The agreements stipulate responsibilities on both sides, as well as a possible community impact fee.
The board also heard a progress report from Corey Blanchard, president of Dog Park Affiliation of Wareham. She said the group had recently won a $22,000 grant for the design work on a new dog park at 74 Maple Spring Road. That should also provide an estimate on the total development costs.
The board also approved authorizing Sullivan to petition the Community Preservation Committee for $250,000 to completely redo the Swifts Beach Playground.