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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 Jan. 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.

Based on size, county seat, and demographics, there are a number of likely locations for marijuana dispensaries in Eastern Massachusetts, according to a report on MassRealEstateLawBlog.com

  • Boston, Roxbury/Dorchester/Mattapan, South Boston (Suffolk County)
  • Cambridge, Lowell, Framingham, Marlborough (Middlesex County)
  • Lawrence, Salem, Peabody, Lynn (Essex County)
  • Dedham, Brookline (Norfolk County)
  • Brockton, Plymouth (Plymouth County)
  • Taunton, New Bedford (Bristol County)
  • Worcester (Worcester County)

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?

Kelly November 28, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Oops, 2nd paragraph. Recreational, not medicinal. (My apologies for the typo). :)
Uncle Crackhead November 28, 2012 at 02:17 PM
wheres do i get me free obama weed? eyes is sick
Just Saying November 28, 2012 at 02:34 PM
But then you'll need to change your moniker to Uncle Pot-head. Probably better to just keep doing what you're doing.
nick November 28, 2012 at 03:02 PM
yes i want one !! you can get in your system pretty much any way imaginable even for people with weak lungs. its never killed anyone. it doesn't make you violent. And if you think its worse than cigarets that you can buy pretty much ANYWHERE....well your nuts and don't belong here. GREEN MOVEMENT PEOPLE ITS ABOUT TIME
smitty January 05, 2013 at 05:06 AM
yes i think as long as its labeled weed!!!!!!! People wont even know its there.i cant take it that it bothers them that a store is going to sell pot to sick people who gives a shit if you dont like pot then dont do it its not like some poor lady with breast cancer and real sick from treatment is going to light a bong on the front bench shes going home and smoking in bed sooooo every one needs to chill out and let as many towns and citys open them up

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