Mayor Tom Koch Says No on MA Medical Marijuana
“This bill is fraught with problems, it’s reckless,” warns Mayor Tom Koch of Quincy.
Lending his voice in opposition to a poorly constructed law under an out-of-state funded ballot question, Mayor Koch joins Senator John Keenan, Representative Carolyn Dykema, Representative Martin Walsh, drug addiction specialists, counselors, law enforcement officials and doctors of the Massachusetts Medical Society, recovering youth addicts, and a growing population whose support for the question is changing to “no” as they become informed and realize how similarly word laws are failing in other states.
Without any controls for the siting of the 35 pot shops proposed in ballot Question 3 in just the first year, and no limits in the bill for the eventual total number, the Mayor is certain, given Quincy’s size and population density that one or more of these “dispensaries” is likely to end up in his Town. With 22 schools, 4 branch libraries, and 40 churches or places of worship and with no control, in the proposed bill, over where they should be located, the Mayor is urging the citizens of Quincy to vote “no” and further adds his voice “that all the people of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Vote No on Question 3.”