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TELL US: Would You Want a Marijuana Dispensary in Town?

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 dispensaries really not make sense in your town, but they're fine somewhere else — and if so, why?

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ December 02, 2012 at 08:44 PM
If Sudbury has liquor stores, why wouldn't we be able to have Medicinal Marijuana Dispensaries? Let's drop the government propaganda agenda and be real for a minute. Liquor is way worse than marijuana and we all know it. How often do you hear about someone getting stoned and going home to beat their wife? But if I'm being honest with myself... of course Sudbury won't have a dispensary.. why? Because this is Sudbury! The army of overprotective parents and do-gooders wouldn't allow that! There will probably be a dispensary or two in Natick or Framingham, so I'm not complaining.
mrpushrod January 31, 2013 at 02:59 PM
I can't believe how many people have their heads in the sand. Absolutely we should allow dispensaries in Waltham. Furthermore, I am getting sick and tired of pot being illegal for no reason. Most of the people trying to suppress the legalization drink or take prescription pills of some sort. We need to stop the stupid laws that criminalize pot. We are wasting valuable money fighting something so foolish. I bet if we drug tested the waltham police force for pot they would all be in jail.
mrpushrod January 31, 2013 at 03:03 PM
I can't believe how many people have their heads in the sand. Absolutely we should allow dispensaries in Waltham. Furthermore, I am getting sick and tired of pot being illegal for no reason. Most of the people trying to suppress the legalization drink or take prescription pills of some sort. We need to stop the stupid laws that criminalize pot. We are wasting valuable money fighting something so foolish. Who can't get pot off of the streets anyways. I bet if we drug tested the waltham police force for pot they would all be in jail. Dunkin Doughuts in Waltham would go under. What value added are we getting for our hard earned tax dollar fighting this substance?
pmotw January 31, 2013 at 05:34 PM
"What difference does it make?" We need the tax revenue to support big government!
Devils Advocate June 22, 2013 at 01:42 AM
Yes, a dispensary right next door would be ideal.

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