Up next: Marijuana cafes?

The advisory board to the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission is backing the creation of cannabis cafes and pot-consumption events, voting unanimously for the state to develop regulations around the licenses, the Boston Business Journal reports. Discuss…...

Fuller: Newton’s first recreational marijuana shop could open in 2-3 months

It’s a sad reflection on our media today that most of our news comes from the mayor’s community emails….but here’s the latest.

Mayor’s Update

Let me give you a few updates on recreational marijuana:

 
Zoning: The City Council is considering adding some manufacturing areas in Newton as sites for medical and recreational retailers.
 
Garden Remedies: Garden Remedies (and two other retail marijuana dispensaries in Brookline and Framingham) received provisional licenses from the state within the past two weeks, meaning all three will likely open in the
Mary jane at Mary Ann’s and manufacturing zones

Mary jane at Mary Ann’s and manufacturing zones

The prospect of the bar Mary Ann’s — located just over the Newton line at Cleveland Circle — become a recreational marijuana shop is worrying some abutters and Boston College Police Chief William Evans.

Meanwhile here in Newton Ward 6 Councilor Greg Schwartz sent the email below yesterday to the Newton Highlands list serve in response to objections about his proposal to add some manufacturing zoning districts to the allowable locations for recreational

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