How towns voted on marijuana is now important under proposed changes to law

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How localities in Massachusetts voted in the marijuana legalization referendum would by key to who controls pot shops, under a compromise bill on Beacon Hill.

By and Globe Staff 

The revised pot law proposal unveiled by state legislators Monday gives both voters and officials ways to limit marijuana establishments at the local level.

In cities and towns that voted for legalization last November — the majority of the state’s municipalities — banning or severely limiting pot shops would still require a voter referendum.


In cities and towns that voted against legalization, local elected officials would get to make those decisions.

So how does that affect your hometown? Check out the map and table below to see.

And to see a list of towns that have approved or at least considered restrictions on pot shops, click here.

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