By a 143-9 margin on Thursday night, town meeting voters approved a proposed zoning by-law that would bar medical marijuana dispensaries from being able to open in Wakefield.
The bylaw was drafted this fall in part because of the anticipation that Massachusetts voters would approve Question 3 on Election Night, and also in response to a since-withdrawn proposal that could have led to the establishment of one specific dispensary in Wakefield. Two weeks ago, Wakefield voters approved Question 3, to allow medical marijuana in the state, by a 54.3 to 45.7% margin.
So, in this space what I ask you, Wakefield residents - how would you have voted on the medical marijuana zoning by-law at town meeting? Feel free to vote in the poll below or even better, leave a comment explaining where you stand.
On a side note, fewer than 2% of the Wakefield residents who turned out to vote on Election Night participated in town meeting. With that - A separate question on this website this morning asks whether you think the town meeting system even works at all anymore in 2012.