A measure to legalize medical marijuana in Massachusetts may have won decisive support at the ballot box this election, but communities across the Boston area are rushing to craft zoning regulations to limit where drug dispensaries can be located, or in some cases ban them altogether, before the new law takes effect in January. Two suburbs, Wakefield and Reading, have approved local bans, and Melrose and Peabody are considering similar steps. Other communities, including Framingham, Quincy, and Boston, are studying restrictions.
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