The operators of two medical marijuana dispensaries have approached the city about moving here.
City Council will hear from Jason Sidman, CEO of Sanctuary Medicinals, at Tuesday night’s meeting. Dan Schiavo, of Revolutionary Medical, has asked for a meeting, as well, but one has yet to be scheduled.
The council meets at 7 p.m. in the Theodore A. Pelosi City Council Chambers on the second floor of Haverhill City Hall. The meeting is open to the public.
Sidman said he met with Mayor James J. Fiorentini as recently as May 15 to discuss locating a registered medical marijuana dispensary in Haverhill.
In 2015, councilors adopted a plan to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in a section of the Broadway business park near Route 97 and Interstate 495.
Sidman said the company has “exhausted all efforts” to identify a potential location in the Computer and Research Drive area of the business park that has been zoned for marijuana dispensaries, but will introduce an alternative site at Tuesday’s meeting.
Sidman said the replacement site has similar characteristics to the zone where dispensaries would currently be allowed.
Sanctuary Medicinals has a license to operate three dispensaries in Massachusetts, Sidman said. The first is scheduled to open in Gardner, and the company hopes the second will be in Haverhill if it can earn a special permit from the council.
The company operates a dispensary in Plymouth, N.H., and a cultivation operation in Rochester, N.H. The company is about to begin another growing operation on Taylor Street in Littleton, Sidman said.
Sanctuary Medicinals’ corporate office is in Boston, according to papers it has filed with the Department of Public Health.
Councilor Colin F. LePage said Revolutionary Medical’s Schiavo contacted him to request information about how his company could receive a letter of support from the city and to learn about Haverhill’s requirements for medical marijuana dispensaries.
Healthy Pharms, the first company that approached the city about locating a dispensary here, abandoned its plan and opened a facility in Georgetown.