Town voters are being asked at the 3/7 town election and again at Town Meeting on 3/18 whether the town should prohibit recreational marijuana retail businesses and facilities. A group of concerned Westborough citizens held this information session entitled “Commercializing Pot: The Big Tobacco of the 21st Century” to share what they’ve learned about the impacts of commercialized marijuana on kids and communities. Watch the full presentation here.
The group shared a short film on industrial tactics for growing addiction-for-profit industries, reviewed the 21st Century science regarding 21st Century marijuana, heard from a Colorado Mother of four who left her former state after marijuana was commercialized there by a similar industry-authored ballot question, reviewed the 2016 MA Marijuana Act, and considered the best option currently available for maintaining some local control regarding this drug in Westborough.
For more information, contact OptOutWestboro@gmail.com.