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February 5, 2014

Medical marijuana delivered to your door?

Councilor questions home delivery plan


“It’s possible,” Edwards said. “We’re talking about five to 10 years down the road.”

The issue of home delivery cropped up as Edwards answered a question regarding patients who don’t have private transportation and weren’t able to walk the mile to the dispensary from the closest bus line. Edwards said Alternative Therapies would offer delivery throughout the region, including to those under hospice care.

Later, Councilor Legault brought the issue up again.

“I’m very uncomfortable with this,” he said. “Not that I want to stop it, but I’m just uncomfortable.”

Edwards indicated that the deliveries would be made in unmarked cars driven by security professionals, and that video surveillance would be conducted the entire trip. He added that all of the deliveries would be made directly from the group’s proposed Amesbury facility, where the marijuana will be cultivated and prepared.

Legault said he was planning to speak with police Chief Paul Tucker about the issue, and that he might bring it up to the City Council.

“I just want more information about exactly how those are going to be conducted, and how if at all local law enforcement is going to be tied into the process,” Legault said in a later interview. “I just want more information on how they’re going to be done.”

Neil H. Dempsey can be reached at

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