City of Boston employees and their immediate family members will be prohibited from participating in the city’s cannabis industry. Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, BC ’09, filed the executive ordinance on Friday that bars employees from seeking approval for a marijuana business from the City or any of its committees.
The hearing was headed by Kim Janey, the ordinance sponsor and city councilor for District 7, and Michael Flaherty, chair of the committee.
Medical marijuana dispensary NETA began recreational sales on Saturday, March 23 in Brookline Village.
An ordinance was proposed in Boston City Council to establish equity in the regulation of the cannabis industry by Kim Janey, councilor for District 7 and chair for small business and consumer affairs, on Wednesday afternoon.
On Wednesday night, Newton residents gathered to discuss the health implications of marijuana at the forum “Wondering About Weed?”.
Report: Potential Conversion of Mary Ann’s to Dispensary Draws BC, Cleveland Circle Merchants’ Opposition
Happy Valley is opening a marijuana dispensary in East Boston and, if the sale goes through, plans to convert Mary Ann’s to a dispensary as well. Boston College officials have indicated their opposition to the proposed sale, as have Cleveland Circle merchants.
The Newton City Council voted on Sept. 7 to allow a question on the November ballot that would allow voters to “opt-out” of having recreational marijuana establishments in Newton. The vote to put the question on the ballot was proposed after a group of Newton residents organized to protest the addition of recreational marijuana establishments to the community.
“…we’re flooded with these substances and the backdrop of this is the message that a lot of people use drugs when they’re young, the idea that it’s okay to experiment is embedded in our society. And so we have to face the fact the culture we live in encourages it.”