Hull Votes To Overturn Ban On Recreational Marijuana Sales

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HULL, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A five-year-long ban on recreational marijuana sales in Hull has gone up in smoke.

A vote to allow the sale of recreational marijuana passed 283-60 at a special town meeting held Thursday, Aug. 31. The decision reverses the results of a 2018 special election that banned recreational pot dispensaries in Hull, but still allowed medical sales and personal use.

"I am okay with the fact that there is a brick and mortar place, versus all of the underground side channels that people are taking to access it," said Hull resident Cara.

"That’s a bad idea," said Eileen, another resident. "It’s just sending a mixed message."

In order to set up shop, recreational marijuana dispensaries will need a special permit and approval from the Town planning board. The Town of Hull will receive 3% from a recreational sales tax.

WBZ's Jim MacKay (@JimMacKayOnAir) reports.

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