The Massachusetts Municipal Association sent, in November 2016, a strongly and thoughtfully worded appeal to State leaders urging changes be made to the law passed with Ballot Question 4 to regulate commercialized marijuana for recreational use.
The MMA provides guidance to Massachusetts communities on matters of matters of municipal governance from the perspective of the preservation of local rights to regulate land use and other matters that affect the public interest, public health, and public safety.
With the passage of Question 4, the reality of pot shops, manufacturers and cultivation facilities entwined into the fabric of their communities, many residents and local leaders share the MMA’s concerns and have others of their own.
Citizens who share the MMA’s concerns to fix a deeply flawed 8,490 word marijuana promotion and commercialization law– which was written by and for the speculative cannabis industry putting recreational drug profits before public health and safety — are urged to write and call legislative leaders to encourage comprehensive changes to the law before implementation.
90 Cities and Towns already voted NO on commercial marijuana on Election Day. Yet this law automatically opts in every Massachusetts city and town to marijuana commerce, which is still illegal under Federal Law.
Read the MMA appeal here. Which provisions of the law concern you? Let your local or legislative leaders know.
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Read the full text of the MMA Letter below, or download it here.