, Newburyport, MA

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July 1, 2013

Landlord says no to medical marijuana business

Medical Evolution co-owners surprised by decision


Terricone said he was “a bit blown away” by Kelly’s position and assumes that the landlord may have changed his mind after receiving “political heat” from some stakeholders in the community.

“That’s his choice — it is his building,” Terricone admitted. But he went on to stress that because his company is committed to creating a strong partnership with the community, “it’s important to us that the selectmen know we are taking this seriously and were not dishonest with them at all.”

Kelly said he contacted the paper about the misunderstanding in hopes of allaying “any concerns in the community about the prospect of any such use coming to our property.”

“This is the hardest part of the industry,” Terricone responded. “The people with the loudest voices have a ‘not in my backyard’ attitude, while the majority of the people who support it sit on the sidelines quietly due to fears.”

People in need of medical marijuana “are living in our communities, our neighbors, part of our towns, sick people, people in wheelchairs, people with diseases,” he said. “They have a right to safe access, its the law — and our state voted for it.”

Although he still feels the Kent Way location “would be perfect for our community,” he encouraged any other potential landlords with space to lease to contact him at

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