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A newly formed nonprofit is focusing on Newburyport and the Beverly/Salem area to open medical marijuana dispensaries and has spoken to Georgetown officials about locating a facility to cultivate the plants.
Medicinal Evolution Corp., led by Brandon Tarricone, met with Newbury selectmen last month to discuss locating a dispensary at a business park off Interstate 95. But the owner of the complex later told selectmen he did not intend to lease the space for that purpose.
Tarricone was set to meet with Georgetown selectmen last Monday to discuss locating a cultivation center in town, but the meeting was postponed for another month in light of resident concerns, Tarricone said he was told.
In Beverly, Tarricone said, his group is looking at the Tozier Road and Brimball Avenue area as a possible dispensary location, while in Newburyport it is looking at the city’s industrial park.