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Patriot Ledger: Quincy medical marijuana dispensary wants to sell recreational pot, too

QUINCY — Adults soon would be able to buy recreational marijuana legally in Quincy if the city’s sole medical marijuana dispensary has its way.

Ermont Inc., which has operated a medical marijuana dispensary at 216 Ricciuti Drive in West Quincy for almost three years, is taking steps to expand into recreational marijuana sales for adults 21 and older.

Ermont executives are negotiating with city officials to put in place what is known as a “host community agreement,” a deal between a marijuana retailer and the community where it is located that spells out fees and taxes that the city will be entitled to based on the company’s sales. It’s the first step in a months-long process to earning a coveted recreational retail license.

The second step is a public hearing, which is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. July 10 at the Lincoln Hancock School, 300 Granite St....

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