“It could bring several hundred thousand dollars, which would be really nice for our budget,” said Heroux. How close Attleboro is to the state border played a factor in that calculation, according to Heroux.
That proximity also played a factor for potential retailers. “It’s a great location,” said Derek Ross, the president of the Bristol County Wellness Center, Attleboro’s first medical marijuana dispensary. But it will take time for his dream to come to fruition.
“Even after we’re done with all our approvals and we get all our licenses, we then have to build out a facility,” he explained. “That facility could take six to eight months to complete, and then after that, we have to get an additional approval and then we can plant cannabis.”