The state attorney general’s office Wednesday struck down Wakefield’s ban on #$%$ dispensaries, ruling that towns can regulate, but not prohibit the centers under state law.
Such bans would frustrate the purpose of the #$%$ law, passed by referendum last fall, that allows patients with certain medical conditions to obtain marijuana for medical use.
“The act’s legislative purpose could not be served if a municipality could prohibit treatment centers within its borders, for if one municipality could do so, presumably all could do so.”
Ban from Wakefield most likely due to anticipating State Attorney's Office ruling them to "regulate." Workers delegated to regulating is revenue for them and they wanted it clarified..expect opposition from both sides on the road to progress..wheels of justice turn slowly..
As an FYI, Wakefield is one of the nicest cities in the entire Boston area. We aren't talking trailer-park-trash here. It definitely can't hurt the industry, If the "elite" city/towns in MA are along for the ride. I really wish I owned more than the 10,000 shares I have, but I can't complain about any profit I'll make here.