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Marijuana dispensaries deserve scrutiny

Marijuana dispensaries deserve scrutiny

The article on pushback in regard to marijuana dispensary locations raises some important issues that weren’t thoroughly covered by the reporter (“Neighborhood tensions arise as residents learn of plans for medical marijuana dispensaries,” July 23). Why did the Natalie LaPrade Medical Marijuana bill, sponsored by Del. Cheryl Glenn and passed into law, fail to allow local communities to decide the particulars of where dispensaries could be located? It seems possible the bill sponsors and the legislature realized that if local hearings were allowed for approving specific...

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