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With RFI finalized, Saugus takes key step in welcoming cannabis

SAUGUS — Town Manager Scott Crabtree’s office finalized a request for information (RFI) for cannabis dispensaries seeking to open in town and will issue it next week.

Once the RFI is posted, dispensaries will have 30 days to respond, Crabtree told the Board of Selectmen at their meeting Tuesday night. The RFI, Crabtree said, would ask interested parties to supply the town with a location, specifications for the property, an operations plan, as well as what agreement they propose to reach with Saugus, and proving they adhered to all state regulations.

Responses will then be reviewed by a committee comprised of Police Chief Michael Ricciardelli, Fire Chief Michael Newbury, Crabtree, the town’s purchasing agent, a member of the Planning Board, Director of Public Health John Fralick, and the bui…

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