Medical Marijuana Coming to Boston

WASHINGTON:  “We will be good neighbors.”

After two years of bitter controversy over a proposal for Boston’s first medical marijuana dispensary, that’s the promise Patriot Care executive vice president Dennis Kunian made Tuesday – hours after the Zoning Board of Appeals approved their bid to use an ex-bank branch at 21 Milk Street.

The location is footsteps from Washington Street and Downtown Crossing and some of the most expensive office space in the Financial District – but, more important to Patriot Care, it’s no more than five minutes’ walk from all four MBTA subway and rapid transit lines, making it highly accessible for people seeking marijuana to deal with cancer treatment, glaucoma, chronic pain, and other illnesses.