The Greenleaf Compassion Center in Portsmouth, one of three medical marijuana centers approved by the state to open, is seeking approval for a change of location.
The Greenleaf Compassion Center previously planned to open its distribution center at 200 Highpoint Ave., Unit B-6. Seth Bock, who owns and operates the Newport Acupuncture and Wellness Spa in Middletown, is asking the state to approve a new location for this center.
Bock now plans to open the medical marijuana center at 1637 West Main Road.
Greenleaf’s owners, Seth Bock and Richard Radebach, are personally financing the purchase of 1637 West Main Road through a separately formed Limited Liability Corporation. Greenleaf will become the sole tenant on this property under an initial two-year lease.
The reason behind the location move is unknown. However, U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha previously sent warning letters to property owners who were expected to lease space to medical marijuana centers.
The public is also encouraged to comment on this change of address.
As per the state's Department of Health's Rules and Regulations Pertaining to the Medical Marijuana Program, members of the public may comment on this proposed change, which can be viewed at http://www.health.ri.gov/applications/submitted/compassioncenters/proposalchanges/Greenleaf.pdf, during the two-week public comment period.
The comment period will close on Feb. 6.
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