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Press - Boston Councilors Consider Whether Marijuana, Liquor Stores Should Be Banned Near Addiction Treatment Centers

“When we’re dealing with an emerging industry, zoning is very key to health, and that’s where we have the most influence — looking at how we zone, how we space, how we regulate any industry,” lead hearing sponsor and District 1 Councilor Lydia Edwards said.

City zoning already places "buffer zone" limitations on current medical marijuana and forthcoming recreational marijuana dispensaries. The facilities must be at least a half mile apart from one another and cannot be within 500 feet of a kindergarten, elementary, or secondary school.

updated: 2 years ago