Vt.'s 4th medical marijuana dispensary approved

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's fourth medical marijuana dispensary is a go for Brattleboro.

The Development Review Board has approved a permit to operate the dispensary, which will be able to sell marijuana to patients on the state's Medical Marijuana Registry.

The Brattleboro Reformer reports (http://bit.ly/1bI41RH) owner Shayne Lynn hopes to open Southern Vermont Wellness on Putney Road this winter. Lynn also operates the Champlain Valley Dispensary in Burlington, which has been open for six months. Other dispensaries are in Montpelier and Brandon.

The Vermont Legislature passed a law in 2011 that allowed medical marijuana to be distributed from state-approved dispensaries.

There are about 680 patients on the state registry and Lynn said he has been serving about 250 patients at the Burlington dispensary. He expects about 100 patients in Brattleboro.

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Information from: Brattleboro Reformer, http://www.reformer.com/

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