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City Council Restricts Marijuana Vending Machines, Prescriptions

The council added two amendments to the city's new medicinal marijuana zoning, aimed at keeping Malden an unattractive location for dispensaries and related services.

City councilors passed two amendments to the city's medical marijuana regulations Tuesday, expanding Malden's restrictive regulations to include businesses prescribing marijuana and any vending machine dispensing the substance.

The original regulations were unanimously approved during the council's Jan. 15 meeting, and confine medical marijuana dispensaries to the city's industrial corridor – mostly, along Eastern Ave. and some southern parts of the Malden River.

Any operations within those industrial zones must also be 300 feet from any school, public park, playground or residence.

The restrictions are aimed at making Malden an unattractive location for medical marijuana providers while avoiding potential legal challenges that could arise from an outright ban, Councilor Jim Nestor said. 

Councillor Steven Ultrino told those in attendance he proposed the new amendments after discussions with concerned constituents and City Planner Michelle Romero.  

robert wilson January 24, 2013 at 06:40 PM
Just leave it in the front hall, I don't like going out.
robert wilson January 24, 2013 at 06:40 PM
mmm, anything to eat.
robert wilson January 24, 2013 at 06:41 PM
Double mmmm, Twinkies.
jirkyrick January 24, 2013 at 09:34 PM
I got a crappy piza from Moes, ordered sausage, had hamburger, if you could find it , one little tid bit per slice
jirkyrick January 24, 2013 at 09:36 PM
when i get the munchies I go to All Seasons Table..accept no substitute


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