Hudson Police Department announces marijuana dispensary not cleared to begin operations

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Updated to include statement from Temescal Wellness CEO

Hudson – Police Chief Michael D. Burks, Sr. and the Hudson Police Department have issued a statement clarifying that the town’s recreational marijuana dispensary has not yet been authorized to open by local officials.

Temescal Wellness, 252 Coolidge St., has not yet submitted and received approval of its traffic mitigation plan, and will not be permitted to open until it does.

While the state’s Cannabis Control Commission has authorized the dispensary to begin recreational marijuana sales as early as Saturday, it still must earn approval of its traffic plan from Hudson Police before doing so.

“We want to ensure that Temescal Wellness has a strong plan in place to ensure that traffic impact is minimized and that public safety is guaranteed upon its opening,” Burks said. “We are committed to working with the business to ensure they have as smooth an opening as possible, but will not rush the opening at the expense of the public’s best interest.”

Ted Rebholz, Temescal Wellness CEO, also issued a statement in regards to the opening:

“Temescal Wellness is proud to have received our Commence Operations Notice from the Cannabis Commission for both our Pittsfield and Hudson locations. We have not yet established an opening date for our Hudson location as we continue working with the Hudson community, local officials, and the Hudson Police Department to coordinate parking and transportation for the facility,” he said.

“We are committed to ensuring that our opening in Hudson is a seamless one for the town and our customers. In the meantime, we are excited – and focused on – opening our first adult-use recreational facility in Pittsfield Jan. 15. We will continue to provide updates as they become available,” he added.