Amherst Debate Over Legalized Marijuana Delay

Massachusetts voters approved a ballot measure last fall making the use of recreational marijuana legal in the Commonwealth. While part of the law went into effect on December 15, the retail component was not set to go into effect until 2018. Lawmakers worked quickly at the end of December to file legislation delaying the implementation of parts of the law by 6 months. This comes as many towns and cities are trying to figure out how they will be impacted by potential stores selling marijuana and edible products. The Amherst select board is raising concerns, in a town which overwhelmingly supported the measure. Carolee McGrath sat down with Amherst Select Board Chair Alisa Brewer and Select Board member Connie Kruger to learn more.