WORCESTER – The state Department of Public Health has issued a cease-and-desist and quarantine order to the first medical marijuana dispensary to open in Worcester, while it looks into “concerns about the use of pesticides” at the facility’s cultivation operation in Bellingham.
Good Chemistry of Massachusetts, located at 9 Harrison St., was given the order Friday after a DPH inspection that determined marijuana cultivated and prepared by Good Chemistry could pose “an immediate or serious threat to the public’s health, safety or welfare.”
On Tuesday, there was a sign at the Good Chemistry of Massachusetts storefront in the Canal District that read, “Sorry, we’re temporarily closed while we work through some operational issues. Sorry for the inconvenience! Working to get back open full-time soon!”
Good Chemistry of Massachusetts spokesman Dominic Slowey of Slowey/McManus Communications, after two days of inquiries from the Telegram & Gazette, released a statement saying the Worcester location was closed for several days at the request of state regulators while they reviewed “several of the innovative organic gardening practices” at the cultivation facility in Bellingham. [Read More @ Telegram]