Friday, October 6, 2017

In the News: Taste of the Region; medicinal marijuana deliveries

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"The “Taste of the Region” will take place from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 24 at Tri-County Regional Vocational High School, 147 Pond St. 
Last year’s event drew a record crowd of well over 500 attendees. Guests are primarily employees of the many companies and residents around the 16-town region. 
Load-in and set-up will be between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. on the day of the event. 
Participants will be expected to provide approximately 300 hot or cold samplings of dishes that best reflect their restaurant or hotel; Sternos to keep food warmed as there will be limited electricity to the individual tables; and one or two people to assist with serving food and answering questions from guests."

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Taste of the Region - Oct 24
Taste of the Region - Oct 24

"THE ISSUE: Five medical marijuana dispensaries are now authorized to conduct home deliveries statewide. 
THE IMPACT: Patient advocates say people with debilitating conditions who live far from a dispensary have been calling for delivery services. 
Often facing long drives to the nearest medical marijuana dispensary, some patients with debilitating conditions are opting for home delivery. 
“It’s something that patients say they really want,” said Nichole Snow, a Salem resident and president of the Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance. “Many patients are homebound, really ill or don’t have a caregiver. A long trip is not practical because they’re in too much pain and don’t want to expose themselves to more illness.” 
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