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Unpacking Opposition to Legal Cannabis

RACEAdmin - November 24, 2020 - 0 comments

The Harvard Crimson
November 24, 2020

Cookies, a new cannabis store set to open in Harvard Square, has sparked resistance among some Cambridge residents.

Despite Massachusetts law forbidding the public consumption of cannabis, some residents in Cambridge worry that the proposed location for the shop will increase cannabis use in Winthrop Park. In a letter to city officials, some residents characterized their fight against Cookies as an effort to protect “young children, individuals with respiratory illnesses, [and] the elderly” from the plume of smoke they presume will engulf the park should Cookies open.

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