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Westport, Mass. Voters to Decide on Farming of Marijuana

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    Mathew Sumner, AP Photo, File
    This Jan. 1, 2018 file photo shows marijuana plants for sale at a marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif.

    Voters in Westport, Massachusetts will decide this spring whether to allow farmers to grow marijuana and sell it to dispensaries.

    The Herald News reports that selectmen agreed to include the issue on the May town meeting agenda.

    Westport has decided to ban recreational marijuana outlets, but voters will be asked to exempt the commercial growing of pot, which could be sold to licensed facilities in Fall River and Wareham.

    Averyl Andrade of Westport's Craft Cannabis Co-Op Committee says marijuana could help local farmers subsidize their production of food crops.

    If approved by voters, farmers would not be allowed to grow marijuana within 1,000 feet of a home or 2,000 feet of a school or a park.

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