Proposed Haverhill Marijuana Shops Plan Community Outreach Meetings

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Stem and Full Harvest Moonz will discuss their proposed shops with Haverhill residents next week. (File photograph)

Two weeks after Haverhill confirmed retail marijuana zoning, two shops hoping to do business in the city are preparing to unveil their plans to the public.

Next week, Stem and Full Harvest Moonz are hosting evening Community Outreach meetings to introduce proposals for locations at 124 Washington St., and 101 Plaistow Road, respectively, and answer questions from residents.

Caroline Pineau’s planned downtown dispensary Stem is first up, holding a session Monday night at the downtown UMass iHub at 2 Merrimack St. A meet and greet with Full Harvest Moonz, headed by Weymouth-based CEO Janet Kupris, happens Tuesday at the Welcome Street Citizens Center at 5:30 p.m.

Security measures, a diversion program aimed at minors and a community impact plan are among the issues Kupris plans to discuss, according to the Full Harvest Moonz meeting notice.

As WHAV previously reported, the meetings are a requirement for any vendor looking to set up shop in Haverhill. In the community host agreements inked with Mayor James J. Fiorentini, both Stem and Full Harvest Moonz consented to “employ (their) best efforts to work collaboratively and cooperatively with its neighboring business and residents to establish written policies and procedures to address mitigation of concerns or issues that may arise.”

One other proposed marijuana dispensary, CNA Stores, has filed paperwork to open at 558 River St., but has not yet announced a date for a community outreach meeting.

Should the application process—which includes a final license issued by the state’s Cannabis Control Commission—go as planned, Fiorentini has said the city could see a shop open by July.