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The Boston Globe - Should Alcohol and Marijuana Stores be Banned From Opening Near Addiction Treatment Centers?

The Boston Globe - Should Alcohol and Marijuana Stores be Banned From Opening Near Addiction Treatment Centers

Boston should consider banning marijuana and liquor stores from opening near addiction treatment centers, City Councilor Lydia Edwards said, prompting objections from industry groups that believe such “buffer zones” could be illegal.

Edwards has called for a hearing on whether the city should impose buffer zones around treatment centers that would prevent new alcohol and marijuana stores from opening nearby.

A proposal to open a pot shop in East Boston on the same block as a health care facility where patients wait outside to receive treatment for drug and alcohol dependence prompted Edwards to raise the issue.

updated: 2 weeks ago