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The Fight Over Recreational Marijuana Continues In Brookline19:00
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Rica Madrid poses for a photograph as she rolls a joint in her home on the first day of legal possession of marijuana for recreational purposes, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in Washington. (Alex Brandon/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
Rica Madrid poses for a photograph as she rolls a joint in her home on the first day of legal possession of marijuana for recreational purposes, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in Washington. (Alex Brandon/AP)

Recreational marijuana stores are almost ready to open their doors in Massachusetts, two years after state voters approved legalizing recreational pot.

But these openings don't mean the fight over marijuana has ended. In fact, in some communities it's only just begun.

In Brookline, Ascend Massachusetts, a marijuana company, wants to open a store on Beacon Street in the St. Mary's neighborhood. The company, which is headed by Andrea Cabral, has followed town protocols, held three community meetings, and is trying to secure a host community agreement.

But some community members are pushing back against the store's chosen location. They argue that the St. Mary's neighborhood is "the worst possible location" for a recreational marijuana store.

Guests

Paul Warren, Brookline resident, who runs www.no1032pot.com. He tweets @PaulJWarren.

Neil Wishinsky, chair of the Brookline Select Board. He tweets @NeilWishinsky.

This segment aired on November 14, 2018.

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