City Councilman Nicholas Narducci is asking the Providence Zoning Board of Review not to approve a permit for a proposed marijuana dispensary on Batcheller Avenue.
Jacqueline Tempera Journal Staff Writer jacktemp
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — City Councilman Nicholas Narducci is asking the Providence Zoning Board of Review not to approve a permit for a proposed marijuana business on Batcheller Avenue.
On Jan. 10, the board had been expected to review a special-use application from Donovan Obair LLC and SEACAP Holdings RI LLC for a “Compassion/Cultivation Center” for medical marijuana at 67 Batcheller Ave. in the city’s Charles neighborhood. The issue has been tabled until March.
The parties are among the dozens of business that have applied to the state for a medical marijuana cultivator license. Licensed cultivators can grow marijuana and sell it only to the state’s three dispensaries or “compassion centers.” There are currently three medical marijuana dispensaries — the maximum allowed under state law. No applications for new compassion centers are being accepted by the state.
Narducci said in a written statement that he is opposed because the site