Medical marijuana company pledges extensive security at Worcester dispensary – Worcester Telegram

WORCESTER – Good Chemistry, a company seeking to open a medical marijuana dispensary in a Harrison Street storefront, gave an overview of what its operation could look like if it gets a state license to operate in the city. 

Residents and several elected officials filled up the 9 Harrison St. property. Some were curious about the proposed operation, and others were concerned about issues such as parking and security. Still others seemed opposed to the idea of medical marijuana, even though that question was resolved when voters approved a ballot measure in 2012 authorizing it. 

The company, which operates two medical marijuana dispensaries in Colorado, gained provisional license approval in Worcester and Boston last year, but those efforts failed when state public health officials said misleading or false information had been included in the company’s license application. 

This time around, Good Chemistry officials told residents Wednesday night they would be a good neighbor that would operate under strict guidelines. In fact, the company left the California market because it was a looser regulatory system, said Meg Collins, vice president of business development. Colorado’s tighter regulatory environment was healthy for the company, she said. 

“We like being regulated,” Ms. Collins said.

Toby Nuber, chief financial officer for Good Chemistry, said that if the company gets a license to operate in the city, it would sell marijuana in both its traditional form and in extracts and edible products. 

The security measures at the dispensary would be extensive and elaborate. Mr. Nuber described a “seed to sale” tracking system that gives each plant a bar code so the life of the plant can be traced.  Mr. Nuber said the company is “far down the path” in securing a location to build a cultivation facility in the city, and said deliveries from the cultivation center to the dispensary would be in unmarked vans equipped with cameras and GPS units. 

The dispensary itself would be equipped with dozens of cameras, and patients would have to provide proof of their prescription to gain entrance. Mr. Nuber said the company was still considering whether it would staff the dispensary with an armed guard.

Ms. Collins said the company plans on filing its application of intent with the state on June 29. That’s the first day this year the state will begin accepting applications from non-profit organizations wanting a certificate of registration to …Read More

Newest Aurora marijuana dispensary opening – 9NEWS.com

Good Chemistry will open in Aurora next week.(Photo: Courtesy | Good Chemistry)

DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL – Aurora’s newest marijuana dispensary will open next week at 16840 E. Iliff, making it the second location for Denver-based Good Chemistry.
The dispensary will offer recreational marijuana only, while Good Chemistry’s original location at 330 E. Colfax Ave. offers both recreational and medical marijuana.
Matt Huron, founder and CEO of Good Chemistry, assembled a team of professionals including a botanist and an investment banker to help grow his company, which he eventually wants to debut on a national scale.
The 3,600-square-foot Aurora store will host a grand opening on April 9 and will sell marijuana grown by Good Chemistry at its two off-site grow facilities.
“Everything we do at Good Chemistry is guided by four principles: science, access, dignity and compassion,” Huron said. “We believe that cannabis has significant therapeutic lifestyle benefits and we work to support and expand its study. We think that people should have access to safe, reliable and high-quality cannabis.”
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Newest Aurora marijuana dispensary opening next week – Denver Business Journal

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Good Chemistry will open in Aurora next week.

Molly Armbrister
Reporter- Denver Business Journal

Aurora’s newest marijuana dispensary will open next week at 16840 E. Iliff, making it the second location for Denver-based Good Chemistry.
The dispensary will offer recreational marijuana only, while Good Chemistry’s original location at 330 E. Colfax Ave. offers both recreational and medical marijuana.
Matt Huron, founder and CEO of Good Chemistry, assembled a team of professionals including a botanist and an investment banker to help grow his company, which he eventually wants to debut on a national scale.

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The 3,600-square-foot Aurora store will host a grand opening on April 9 and will sell marijuana grown by Good Chemistry at its two off-site grow facilities.
“Everything we do at Good Chemistry is guided by four principles: science, access, dignity and compassion,” Huron said. “We believe that cannabis has significant therapeutic lifestyle benefits and we work to support and expand its study. We think that people should have access to safe, reliable and high-quality cannabis.”
Huron got involved in the medical marijuana industry in the 1990s when his father and his father’s partner were diagnosed with HIV and used medical marijuana to relieve their symptoms.
He began growing medical marijuana fro AIDS patients in California in 2000 and moved to Colorado 10 years later, where he co-founded Wellspring Collective Medical Marijuana Center, which catered to seniors with health challenges. Huron started Good Chemistry in 2010.

Molly Armbrister covers real estate, retail and construction for the Denver Business Journal and writes for the “Real Deals” blog. Phone: 303-803-9232.

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