Kirkland Village residents thought they’d beat cannabis shop, until the proposal got reseeded – Cambridge Day

Friday, July 5, 2024 070524i Wonderland

The building at 86 Kirkland St. in Cambridge is on its second cannabis shop proposal. (Image: Google)

The planned opening of a cannabis dispensary at 86 Kirkland St. has sparked backlash from neighbors.

They say the Wonderland Dispensary & Delivery would prove “extremely harmful to our neighborhood and change its fundamental residential character” in an online petition that has since drawn more than 300 signatures since going live June 3.

The proposal would be the second of its kind in six years: In 2019, Binoj Pradhan planned to open a cannabis dispensary at the same address, in a former laundromat, dry cleaner and tailor shop in Kirkland Village, a Mid-Cambridge neighborhood near the Somerville city line. An online petition circulated in protest and vocal objections by neighborhood residents led to the proposal being shot down.

Attempts to reach Pradhan for comment were unsuccessful.

When news of Wonderland reached them, neighbors thought they had another win coming to them: Cannabis retail stores are not permitted within 300 feet of schools, they’d heard, and the Tree House Academy Child Care is within that distance from 86

Read More Here…

Bud Digest

Scroll to Top