Medical Marijuana

Mass. City Bans Pot Dispensaries

The usual response after the voters have their say


The Melrose Board of Aldermen approved the final zoning to keep medical marijuana  dispensaries out of the city on a 10 to 0 vote Tuesday, with no discussion.

Melrose became one of the first cities in the state to propose a ban last November, when a public hearing was held.

Many communities have delayed action until the state Department of Public Health develops regulations for the law, approved by Massachusetts voters on a ballot question in the November election.