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Massachusetts Town Proposes Moratorium on Legal Marijuana Dispensaries

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    The town of Ashland, Massachusetts, is hoping to delay the opening on recreational marijuana dispensaries by voting on the issue. (Published Monday, Nov. 14, 2016)

    A Massachusetts town is hoping to delay the opening on recreational marijuana dispensaries by voting on the issue.

    Ashland's town manager says there will be a special meeting in two weeks, which is when the vote will take place.

    The temporary hold has been proposed by the Board of Selectmen, which is asking for a year to study the potential regulation and zoning issues that come with dispensaries.

    Town Manager Michael Herbert says the town's board wants to make the right decision without placing a permanent ban on dispensaries.

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    "We want to make sure that dispensaries are located in places that are away from," schools and family-related activities, Herbert said.

    Ashland was nearly split on Question 4 this election season, and it was passed by about 350 votes.

    The question of whether or not they want it sold in their town is another issue, though.

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