Saturday, July 29, 2017

“a lot more complicated than you know”

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"Gov. Charlie Baker signed a bill on Friday that overhauls the recreational marijuana law approved by voters in November. Immediately after the signing, Baker offered a cautious outlook on the future of the cannabis industry in Massachusetts. 
“I don’t support this,” Baker said. “I worry terribly about what the consequences over time will be, and having spent a lot of time talking to folks in Colorado and in Washington and having talked to a lot of people who’ve talked to folks in Colorado and Washington, there are a lot of pitfalls that we need to work hard to avoid.” 
A vocal opponent of the ballot question that legalized and regulated the use, sale and possession of marijuana by people age 21 and older, Baker praised the work of legislators to address issues dealing with local control, packaging and potency labeling."

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Note: Franklin vote 9153 for Question 4, and 8982 against the marijuana measure in the 2016 election with 223 blanks ballots cast. The number of blank ballots exceeded the major of 'victory' (171), so this was a real close vote.
The full set of results from the Nov 2016 election can be found here

Franklin High School early on the morning of Nov 8
Franklin High School early on the morning of Nov 8, 2016

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