NewCann LLC has six months to find a location for its marijuana retail store, according to the Host Community agreement approved Sept. 17 by Selectmen.
For several months selectmen have debated the benefits and drawbacks of signing the agreement without the location, but after Kate Federoff, town counsel, wrote up an agreement that allows selectmen to back out if they don’t like the location NewCann finds, they approved it, 4-1, with one amendment. Selectman David Gavin voted against it.
Selectman Justine St. John asked that a sentence be added that would require NewCann to find a satisfactory location within six months or the agreement would be null and void.
David Rabinovitz, managing member and CEO of NewCann, agreed to the stipulation.
This is the first time a community has signed a host community agreement without a location and Gavin didn’t think Maynard should be the first.