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04 / 12 / 2017
  - 08:23:03 AM
Committee on Marijuana Meet

By MyFM's Rick Michaels - The Committee on Marijuana, a legislative panel with the task of reviewing dozens of bills dealing with the regulation of recreational marijuana, held a public hearing in Shrewsbury last night.  Among the questions posed to the lawmakers; what impact it would have on medicinal marijuana facilities if such operations decided to concentrate on the more profitable sale of recreational pot?  Some town officials spoke in favor of opting out of commercial dispensaries by a simple vote of the town’s legislative body.  The only way out now is by a town-wide vote.  Worcester County District Attorney Joe Early expressed his concerns saying under the new law, with 12-plants someone can possess in their home that’s where the black market will come from, yielding profits of over 100-thousand dollars without taxes being applied.  Earlier in the day DA Early was in Milford with the author of a book, which tells the story of the rise of the Opioid Epidemic across the country, speaking to a crowd at the Crystal Room, how compassion with law enforcement and during the treatment process is key to those suffering with addiction.