Protect Nantasket Beach

Protect Nantasket Beach

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PROTECT NANTASKET BEACH
With the Hull Board of Selectmen scheduled to vote on Wednesday, July 8 to approve a proposed marijuana, or cannabis, manufacturing and sales facility at Nantasket Beach, Hull residents and experts are raising a red flag when it comes to the enormous threats posed by the proposed multimillion-dollar facility located at the intersection of Nantasket Avenue and State Park Road, the entrance of the first beach parking lot.

Latitude 42 Therapeutics, a newly-formed company with no track record of growing, manufacturing or selling medical marijuana or related products, is seeking approval from the town’s Board of Selectmen to grow and sell medical marijuana at the facility. The facility would be located in the former Atlantic Aquarium building located at 120 Nantasket Avenue at the beginning of Nantasket Beach, a nationally-recognized state park that draws more than 200,000 visitors each year, including inner-city Boston children, and is operated by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation.


Under the proposed “host community agreement,” Hull would receive 3% of the facility’s gross sales, estimated to be $300,000 (three hundred thousand dollars) annually, or just $822 per day.


Although medical marijuana products have legitimate applications, we do not think that having a manufacturing and processing facility here in Hull is worth the enormous risks when it comes to possible explosions, odors and chemical emissions, let alone the traffic and parking issues it will pose in an already congested area, especially in the summertime. For $822 per day in new revenue, equal to only about 1% of the town’s budget, this is not worth the risk.


I urge the Hull Board of Selectmen and the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission NOT TO APPROVE the proposed cannabis manufacturing and distribution facility at the entrance of Nantasket Beach.

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