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How can Boston make the local marijuana industry equitable?

How can Boston make the local marijuana industry equitable?

Boston City Councilors, from left, Tim McCarthy, Kim Janey, and Ayanna Pressley at Tuesday’s hearing. The Boston City Council is considering how the city can level the playing field for residents, namely women and people of color, who want to launch local marijuana businesses but are burdened with significant financial barriers, among others, not shouldered by large companies. Several councilors emphasized Tuesday that city leaders hold important power to sculpt how the state’s emerging industry can be inclusive, diverse, and, above all, equitable as dispensaries, manufacturers, and other branches of the lucrative marijuana business flower across Boston in the […]

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