Proposed Medical Marijuana Facility Dropped
Medical marijuana activist had been seeking to open dispensary in Wakefield if a statewide initiative passes in November.
A warrant article that could have led to the establishment of a medical marijuana dispensary in Wakefield is no longer expected to be on the Nov. 15th town meeting ballot.
Earlier this week, Wakefield Health Director Ruth Clay spoke at the Wakefield Rotary meeting about that initiative and one advanced by her and other town officials, which would re-draw zoning laws to effectively ban medical marijuana dispensaries in town.
According to a blog report on the Boston Magazine website, the effort to ban medical marijuana dispensaries in Wakefield will remain on the town ballot. The report noted that the organizer of the effort to establish a dispensary in Wakefield, Carl Swanson, withdrew his initiative because he did not want to be confused with the separate statewide effort to allow medical marijuana use in the state.