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Will The Norman Rockwell Museum Become A Marijuana Dispensary?

A medical dispensary group is eyeing an unusual location to set up shop in Vermont—the Norman Rockwell Museum. Representative of Lily Pad Organics have applied to establish the dispensary in Rutland, Vermont, reports the Rutland Herald. It would be the state’s fifth medical dispensary.

The Rutland Town Board will reportedly discuss the issue Aug. 22. The Museum has been on sale for several years.

Republican Gov. Phil Scott recently signed legislation to increase the number of medical dispensaries from four to five. The state has received several applicants, the Rockwell Museum among them. Lindsay Wells, administrator for the medical marijuana program for the Department of Public Safety, said the state will make its decision on the fifth dispensary in September.

Rockwell was well-regarded for his portraits of small-town, rural American life. He lived in Arlington, Vermont from 1943 to 1953 and his work appeared on more than 300 covers of the Saturday Evening Post.


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