A Boston-based marijuana company has submitted signatures to place an article on the warrant for the October 28 Bourne Town Meeting to repeal the ban on retail marijuana passed at the last Town Meeting.
If approved, this will allow wide-open marijuana sales and locations in Bourne.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has just reported 805 hospitalizations, 10 in Bourne, and 14 deaths in the nation from vaping, with 76 percent of the fatalities involving marijuana, as reported by the patients (Associated Press, Boston Herald, September 26). This led Massachusetts Governor Charles D. Baker Jr. to ban vaping statewide for four months.
If marijuana is legalized in Bourne with this repeal, Bourne will accept this vaping medical problem, as well as the very real risk of creating a Pueblo, Colorado-type homeless situation along MacArthur Boulevard.
George A. Seaver