Michael P. Ross Quoted in Boston Business Journal in Regards to Boston’s First Medical Dispensary

June 3, 2015

(from left) Nichole Snow, the executive director of the Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance, speaks with Patriot Care Corp. attorney Michael Ross outside Tuesday's Zoning Board of Appeals hearing.

Nichole Snow, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance and Attorney Michael Ross outside Tuesday’s Zoning Board of Appeals hearing.

Boston’s first medical marijuana dispensary will have to wait a little while longer to move forward after the applicant asked to defer a hearing with the Zoning Board of Appeals on Tuesday.  Patriot Care Corp. will return to the board on July 7 for a hearing on a conditional use permit for a medical marijuana dispensary at 21 Milk St. In the interim, the applicant’s attorney, Michael Ross, said conversations with the city are ongoing.

“There is a specific standard in which you go forward (to get a permit),” said Ross, Prince Lobel’s real estate attorney. “We know we’ve met those standards. We’re confident that we’ve met the
standards of conditional use.  But it’s more than that, it’s making sure our neighbors are on board, or as many as will ultimately be, and the leadership is 100 percent on board as well. We want to take this time and make sure we work through any questions.”

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