Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Attorney General Martha Coakley recently ruled that Massachusetts communities cannot prohibit medical marijuana dispensaries from opening in towns and cities but they can implement zoning regulations, according to the Boston Globe.
After Attorney General Martha Coakley recently ruled that Massachusetts communities cannot prohibit medical marijuana dispensaries from opening in towns and cities but can implement zoning regulations, according to the Boston Globe, city officials in Melrose are weighing their options before moving forward. Coakley struck down a Wakefield bylaw that would have barred the marijuana dispensaries, but also separately approved a bylaw adopted in Burlington that places a moratorium on the facilities until the town completes a further study of zoning issues, according to the Globe report. Like Wakefield, Melrose and Reading previously approved bans on marijuana dispensaries in late 2012. Melrose City Soliticor Robert Van Campen told Patch that …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
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With the city considering prohibiting medical marijuana treatment centers, we'd like to know: Should Melrose allow medical marijuana treatment centers to be established in the community? Let us know where you stand on this issue by posting a comment in the comments section below.
Friday, November 9, 2012
The medical marijuana ballot initiative passed on Tuesday, which means up to 35 medical marijuana dispensaries can open in 2013. Would you be OK with having one in town?
Medical marijuana is coming to Massachusetts. The question is: where? The medical marijana ballot initiative that passed in Tuesdays election with 63 percent voter approval means that up to 35 medical marijuana dispensaries can open up in the state in 2013. The new law goes into effect January 1, but requires rules and regulations be set up by the Department of Public Health. Some towns and cities, such as Quincy, reportedly are already trying to line up regulations that would keep dispensaries out of their municipalities, which have proved troublesome in some of the nine states where medical marijuana dispensaries have been legal. What do you think? Is this a classic case of NIMBY (fine, but Not In My Back Yard)? Or do medical marijuana…