Great Barrington, Eastham, Leicester, Newton, Northampton, and Uxbridge have received subpoenas from the office of U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling seeking information about so-called host community agreements.
What type of economic development does not bring with it some aspect that some of us find unpalatable? How much are we willing to put up with in order to improve economic opportunities for ourselves and others.
With the growing recognition that marijuana and many other formerly outlawed drugs can have beneficial effects on user’s health and well-being, we may soon be extending these policies to other formally prohibited psychoactive drugs.
Human beings are inclined to assume that our own lived experience reflects that of everyone else’s. We—the people who write and think about pot and have enough money to open stores that sell it—are blind to the “other” in our midst.
For now, it looks like adult-use sales will have to be cash-only. Since recreational sale and use of marijuana remains a federal crime, few banks that issue credit and debit cardsare willing to stick their necks out.
In her letter to the editor, Lucinda Shmulsky writes: “If the Board of Selectmen in the Town of New Marlborough, hosts an Open Public Hearing on March 12th in compliance with Massachusetts General Laws it is not only for the benefit of the citizens, but more importantly for the town board members as well.”
In his letter to the editor, Jon Piasecki writes: “Squailia’s neo-Puritan zeal is misguided and harmful to our communities and economy. We need marijuana brought out of the darkness and into the light.”
State farmers who are interested in growing marijuana will have to apply for a license, but lawmakers say the barrier to entry will much lower than it was for those who wanted to cultivate and sell the medical marijuana
Lenox Planning Board Chairman Kameron Spaulding says his board will have a public session Tuesday night, April 1, on a proposed bylaw to allow dispensaries by-right in specific, commercial districts subject to Planning Board site plan review.
The 2-1 vote against the facility perpetuates an odd disconnect: More than 75 percent of the town’s residents — second highest percentage in the state — approved a statewide ballot initiative in 2013 legalizing marijuana for medicinal use.