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The credentials of the executives at Medical Marijuana of Massachusetts impressed local officials on the South Shore. A former congressman, William Delahunt, led the group as the chief executive. A former top US drug enforcement agent headed security. And the president of a well-known Cape Cod substance abuse treatment center would direct the new company’s addiction prevention services.
“They did put together a very credible team,” said Plymouth Police Chief Michael E. Botieri, who said he met with Delahunt and his team last year.
This strong local support helped the company land three of the coveted 20 medical marijuana dispensary licenses awarded last week by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, but Delahunt and all the other top executives are keeping their full-time jobs and will not be running the company’s cultivation and dispensing operations.