Boston Globe

Newton voters reject ballot questions that would have limited marijuana shops 

The Boston Globe covered the Newton election and its ballot initiatives in-depth this fall.  The election re-affirmed Newton voters’ preference to welcome adult use marijuana sales in town, which has paved the way for Garden Remedies to apply for adult use sales in 2019 in our Newton location.

From the article:
Both Garden Remedies and pro-marijuana campaigners in Newton can declare a victory “after a modest majority of voters in the city appeared to reject a pair of measures that would have banned or tightly limited the number of marijuana retail shops.”

Now, under state law, Newton will be required to welcome at least eight retail marijuana stores before local officials can summarily reject new operators.

“We’re incredibly happy and thankful to the voters of Newton,” said Tom Ahern, a campaign strategist for a dispensary-funded group that opposed the suggested bans. “They’re paving the way for a new industry and new opportunities for the city, including $2 million in new tax revenue. It’s a great day.”

Sue Kawecki