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Clash over proposed location of marijuana seller becomes more heated, with issues of race raised

An organization for racial equity in the cannabis industry has called opposition to a proposed Harvard Square pot shop racist, drawing a response Tuesday expressing regret and saying the opposition is solely about having marijuana sold prominently across from a park.

“We support economic empowerment and have done so publicly. What we do not support is a recreational marijuana shop located at 57 JFK St. … with a front door only 45 feet from Winthrop Park,” said a joint letter from the Harvard Square Business Association, Harvard Square Neighborhood Association and Winthrop Park Trust. “We support economic empowerment and have done so publicly.”

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