Tuesday, June 12, 2018

"The dynamic adds a unique layer of growing pains for marijuana"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"If you’re curious about the future of legal marijuana in Massachusetts, the liquor industry might offer some guidance. 
Like marijuana, the manufacturing, sale and transport of alcohol were once illegal. The 13-year period, known as Prohibition, ended in 1933, and there are similarities between the years that followed and what’s happening today with the rollout of adult-use marijuana, also known as recreational marijuana. 
“There are some really interesting parallels between the end of Prohibition and the legalization of marijuana,” said Stephanie Schorow, author of “Drinking Boston: A History of the City and Its Spirits.” 
Today, more than 74 Massachusetts municipalities have banned retail sales of adult-use marijuana, preventing retailers -- often referred to as “pot shops” -- from opening within city or town limits. The same thing happened after Prohibition, as cities and towns decided to remain “dry,” meaning alcohol sales were not allowed."
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MA Cannabis Control Commission webpage
MA Cannabis Control Commission webpage

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