Medical marijuana is coming to Massachusetts. The question is: where?
The medical marijana ballot initiative that passed in last Tuesday's election with 63 percent voter approval means that up to 35 medical marijuana dispensaries can open up in the state in 2013. Here in Milton, 57 percent of voters supported the initiative.
The new law goes into effect January 1, but requires rules and regulations be set up by the Department of Public Health.
Some towns and cities, such as neighboring Quincy, reportedly are already trying to line up regulations that would keep dispensaries out of their municipalities, which have proved troublesome in some of the nine states where medical marijuana dispensaries have been legal.
What do you think? Should Milton try to block marijuana dispensaries, or welcome one of the state's newest businesses?