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Aug 28, 2015 9:08 PM

Marijuana growing center heading to Manchester?


MANCESTER - A medicinal marijuana company is looking to grow and process pot plants in an industrial park near the Manchester-Boston regional airport.

A public hearing on Friday night revealed the company is interested in a commercial property at 645 Harvey Road. Temescal Wellness plans to grow and processes marijuana for those who medically qualify for the drug.

But it wouldn’t be an easy process. Patients and caregivers wouldn’t be allowed at the Harvey Road location.

“We have met with (Police) Chief Willard, and we are working to keep the lines of communication open,” said Ted Rebholz of Temescal Wellness.

Safety is the biggest issue.

Marijuana would be grown here by employees who are screened and searched usin thorough background checks. It would then be transferred to a dispensary location in Merrimack where patients have to be approved by the state to qualify to receive the drug.

The company assured the people of Manchester that the Harvey Road location would be outfitted with the most up-to-the minute security: cameras, keypads, and a highly trained staff to make sure product that leaves does not end up on the streets.

“If somebody wants to obtain cannabis illegally, this is the last spot they're going to want to come to,” Rebholz.

The comments at the public hearing were far and few between from Manchester residents, but as long as safety was accounted for, the room seemed on-board with the alternative medicine project.

“This program is absolutely needed and as long as all security protocol are in order and everything else is addressed, I welcome this to the state,” said Michael Dillon, of Manchester.


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