Prevent Pot in our Parkwood Neighborhood

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They are proposing a medical marijuana manufacturing plant on McNulty Road in the Parkwood neighborhood of Northeast Philadelphia at the very end of the Poquessing Creek Trail that directly connects Dunks Ferry Road to McNulty Road in a short walk.   This website is NOT about the legalization of Pot, the efficacy of medical marijuana or whether or not the proposed site should be developed.  The purpose of this website is to oppose the development of that particular site (or any on McNulty Road) for that particular use for the following reasoning:

1.  In the very near future Pot in Pennsylvania will become fully legal (see all the evidence here);
2.  Whoever the owner of the Pot Plant is at that time, will want to continue to make as much money as they possibly can in their for-profit business (see all the evidence here);
3.  In doing so it is highly likely that they’ll propose selling Pot directly from this facility (being able to market themselves as having the freshest Pot anywhere in the Philadelphia area since they grow it in the back) and they propose a smoking lounge (see the Holt’s Cigar store/distribution center on Townsend Road);
4.  Since the nice, new Poquessing Creek Trail provides a direct access from Dunks Ferry Road to McNulty Road (and a direct connection via the soccer fields, baseball fields, St. Anselm’s school and church and Junod Playground) this will serve as a Pot Path for people to use to buy and smoke Pot in Parkwood’s backyard.

NOW is the moment in time for the residents of Parkwood to oppose that particular use on that particular site because once the building is built there will not be another chance.  Don’t be fooled into believing that we can deal with whatever changes come later.  Pot will be legal and they will sell it out of the McNulty Road plant soon!

4 thoughts on “Prevent Pot in our Parkwood Neighborhood”

  1. I just found out about this 2 weeks ago and am beside my self that our civic association gave their blessing. They suck! I don’the begrudge a legal business. My main beef is the fact that in all of this city they could not find a spot where they don’t have to mow down a natural area to build it. I have really enjoyed that trail since last fall when I finally walked it. What was the point of building it if it was just going to be an industrial area. Our area leaders will sell their soul for a buck! I bet they would not like the woods in the million dollar home area torn down for this either. As for the creation of jobs that’s great but it’s not like everyone hired will be from Parkwood. I’m happy you are doing this. I was so angry but had no idea how to go about bringing it to people’s attention. I will be at that meeting! Thanks!

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    1. Well said Melissa… We, as a neighborhood still really need to talk about this… The Civic Assoc. voted on it last month but i know that the Treasurer didn’t know where the site was!

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  2. Hi Brendan,
    Do you plan to hold another meeting? I missed the meeting on March 15, 2017.
    I am very concerned about this pot plant. I do not want this garbage in my neighborhood.

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    1. Diana, the Parkwood Civic Association meets every third Wednesday of the month so the next one is April 19th. I don’t know if the subject will come you again.

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