Orange may soon be home to a medical marijuana dispensary.
The town approved Silver Therapeutics’ application to open a dispensary downtown.
“The people spoke. There was overwhelming support to allow a business in the downtown area and not be pushed away or out into a commercial or industrial zone,” said Brendan McKee, Chief Financial Officer for Silver Therapeutics.
McKee said they’ll be a full service dispensary, selling flower, vape pens, edibles, and massage oils.
Silver therapeutics plans to use the building at 5 South Main Street for their medical marijuana dispensary. Downtown businesses owners are hopeful that this dispensary would attract more people to this area and boost the local economy.
“We see a lot of interest in the buildings, but so far we have an awful lot of empty storefronts that I would love to see filled with thriving business,” said Paul Anderson, Owner of Trail Head Outfitters & General Store.
McKee said they still need to obtain a permit from the state to sell medical marijuana in Orange. Silver Therapeutics hopes to open their facility sometime this fall.
Silver Therapeutics will hold a community outreach meeting at the Orange Armory this Saturday afternoon at 2pm where they’ll answer residents’ questions.