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Melrose may ban dispensaries

MELROSE — Medical marijuana dispensaries would pose a threat to public health and safety, city officials said during a hearing Monday on a proposal to ban the facilities from opening in Melrose.

“These stores will create access to a drug that, despite the recent vote, continues to be illegal under the law,” said Dr. Frank Brinchiero, a member of the Board of Health.

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