Medical marijuana fight moves to cities, towns

Though Question 3 was approved by 63% of voters last week, paving the way for medical marijuana to be made available in Massachusetts, residents in some towns are being proactive by working to ensure that a pot shop doesn’t open in their neighborhood. The Boston Globe, reports today that Melrose officials are considering a proposal to ban a so-called medicinal marijuana “treatment centers” from their city. The city’s Board of Aldermen and Planning Board will hold a joint meeting Monday to consider the changes to city ordinances that would ban the pot shops in all zoning districts.
Residents in Wakefield, Reading, Malden and Saugus have also said they are considering ways to keep the dispensaries out of their towns. “We do not want these dispensaries in the town of Wakefield,” town administrator Stephen Maio said in a post on Nonprofit Quarterly. “We feel there are incidents of crime around these facilities, that they bring down property values.”
It is interesting to note that Rhode Island passed a medical marijuana dispensaries bill in 2009, but three years later, not one has been opened.

Share:

More Posts

RELIGIOUS EXEMPTIONS UNDER ATTACK

Last summer, hundreds of families testified in opposition to bills that would eliminate or limit the ability to claim a religious exemption to school vaccination requirements. The hearing on these bills went on into the early hours of the next

Radical Abortion Bill On Governor’s Desk!

Our state legislature just gave Planned Parenthood a blank check to rewrite abortion laws in Massachusetts.  Tell Governor Baker not to sign it! Our state legislative session ends this Sunday, July 31st, and Beacon Hill is ramming through all the worst bills

Warren’s disinformation war on women.

For the past two weeks, we’ve been telling you about the left’s post Roe campaign against Pregnancy Resource Centers and the women they serve. MA Senator Elizabeth Warren is helping lead the charge by spreading what can only be described as “disinformation” via her public attacks on PRCs… Continue reading