Vote no on recreational marijuana ban
The voters of both Massachusetts and Newton voted decisively in support of legalizing marijuana.
Before the first recreational retail establishment has opened in Newton, marijuana opponents began raising all the same issues, that were raised when medical marijuana facilities were recently proposed — children, traffic, the black market, the image of the city, dodgy characters, smoking in the neighborhood.
All those concerns proved to be wildly overblown or unfounded. The operation of Newton’s medical marijuana facility has been completely uneventful. There’s no reason to believe the recreational marijuana shops will