Plymouth, MA May Vote to Ban Pot Shops

According to Frank Mand, Plymouth, MA could opt-out of Pot shops, (story here), and the city could potentially opt-in to license venues that allow on-site consumption of cannabis. An interesting question for the voters to decide.

Oregon cities and counties saw contentious ballot measure fights in the November 2016 elections. Voters in smaller communities all over Oregon were at best undecided, and many of the state's more rural and remote areas did choose to block pot businesses.

The state also saw its fair share of close races, too.  Albany OR voted no on opting out of allowing cannabis businesses by about 6%, and Cannon Beach, OR saw their proposed ban defeated by just 10 votes. Voters overwhelmingly chose to approve the 3% local taxes on marijuana sales allowed by state law - with tax measures passing with 75% and even 80% support in some places.

Emerald Empire Consulting specializes in fighting cannabis opt-out measures, and we helped successfully fight these bans in Oregon wherever we could. If there are folks in Plymouth that want help fighting this opt-out measure, give us a call.

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