Officials Upset Over Cannabis Zoning Regulations

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — It was an unusually volatile Zoning Board of Appeals meeting in East Boston Wednesday.

The board voted to approve one recreational and medical cannabis shop on

Meridan Street -- and was poised to reject another store because it was too close to the first.

But after some uproar, the board agreed to defer action -- to give the second company time to come up with an answer to the distance issue.

City councilor Lydia Edwards says she was livid at both the mayor's office and the board -- for approving one store, simply because it was higher on the board's agenda for the day.

The board's approval doesn't mean any cannabis shops can start sales --- it only means they have been given local approval to apply for a cannabis business license through the Cannabis Control Commission.

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