Edwards called it a patients’ rights issue.
“Patients who are in need of some relief should have this choice,” he said.
Whatever happens in Salem, Driscoll stressed that neighborhood meetings and public hearings will be held, and residents will have lots of opportunities to speak up.
“This is not going to be something that is done quickly,” she said.
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Essex County medicinal marijuana clinic applicants Name of applicant Contact person Alternative Therapies Group Christopher Edwards Commonwealth Therapeutics Centers Mark Ehrman Creative Botanicals Developmmet, Inc. John Taxiarchis Good Chemistry Jaime Lewis Herbal Wellness Center, Inc Jeffrey Rice Holistic Health Center Robert Ciardi Ipswich Pharmaceuticals Joseph McCarthy Mass Compassion Corp. Joseph Shelzi Medicinal Evolution, Inc. Brandon Tarricone New England Wellness Assoc., Inc. Julius Sokol North Shore Progressive Health Lynne McCarren Patient Resource Center Joel Gorn, M.D. Planting Hope Kevin Kilduff, Esq. The CAS Foundation Jayne Vining Total Health and Wellness, Inc David Rabinavitz BeWell Organic Medicine Charles Saba Source: Massachusetts Department of Public Health