By Juli McDonald

NORTH ANDOVER (CBS) – In the packed gymnasium of North Andover High Tuesday night, the majority of voters decided against recreational marijuana businesses in town, including a proposal for a massive growing and research facility.

“I did not move to town to have our town known potentially as the largest marijuana growing town in the world,” Larry Fixler told WBZ-TV.

The special town election lasted close to three hours, and included passionate statements from voters on both sides.

“I’m a National Honors Society student. I have a 4.0 GPA and I’m a medical marijuana patient,” one voter said.

Neighbors in favor of the 1.1 million square foot growing facility saw it as an opportunity for revenue and a chance to be a leader in research and innovation.

“I think there are some uneducated thought processes out there in terms of the old school marijuana is a gateway, I don’t think that has any validity to it,” said Cara Broussard.

But opponents to bringing in the business worried about not seeing that revenue, kids’ perception of the drug and an impact on property values.

“Everyone’s been talking about it, a lot of calls have been made. Grassroots roots organizations. I’m happy to see that, that people are involved,” said Joan Thompson.

Comments
  1. Steven Drury says:

    WELL ….WELL .. WELL THAT’S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU CHOOSE A TOWN WHO VOTED NO ON QUESTION 4 WHO ARE LIVING IN BACK PROHIBITIONIST DAYS LIVING ON LIES ANYHOW pLEASE I INVITE YOU TO PLEASE COME TO TEMPLETON MA , WE VOTED YES ON QUESTION 4 AND WE ALL COULD USE THE EMPLOYMENT , AND WE WOULD WELCOME THE RESEARCH BIZ AND YOUR DEAL WITH OPEN ARMS WE HAVE LOTS OF WATER WE COULD GIVE YA AS WELL CONTACT ,
    massvocals@comcast.net

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s