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Communities debate locations for medical marijuana dispensaries

With state medical marijuana regulations set to take effect next week, most cities and towns are expected to spend the next few months to a year deciding where they plan to allow distribution centers.

At least two South Shore communities, Randolph and Norwell, have already approved zoning plans restricting medical marijuana dispensaries to areas designated for industrial use, usually on the outskirts of a town. In Freetown, similar restrictions are to be voted on at Town Meeting June 3.

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