Selectmen vote in support of medical marijuana dispensary in Hull

The selectmen have negotiated about “90 percent” of a host agreement with Boston's Evergreen Farms Group to site a medical marijuana facility at 175 George Washington Boulevard, the current site of Java Jungle and other businesses.
By a 4-1 vote Thursday night, the board voted to approve a Letter of Non-Opposition that the company will soon submit, along with the host agreement, as part of its licensing application to the state Department of Public Health. 
Jennifer Constable cast the sole vote against the motion, saying that she would have preferred that the firm’s principals conducted public outreach to gauge neighborhood support prior to the board’s action.
Town officials said they've been negotiating with the firm's principals since September, when EFG chief executive officer Benjamin Smith and his advisors presented the concept at a public selectmen's meeting. 
Town Manager Philip Lemnios and Town Counsel James Lampke negotiated the basic terms of the host agreement with company representatives over the course of five or six meetings in recent months, Lemnios said last night. 
For complete details of last night’s meeting, including revenue projections that the town could realize from the dispensary operation, see next week’s Hull Times.