Granby residents vote to allow recreational marijuana sales in town

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Granby residents voted to allow recreational marijuana sales in their town on Monday.

Polls closed at 7 p.m. 

Out of 611 voters that went to the polls, 402 voted in favor of retail pot shops in town and 209 voted to ban recreational pot shops and cultivation facilities.

Thirteen percent of the towns registered voters went to the polls. The vote was held at Granby’s Junior and Senior High School.

A “yes” vote on the ballot question would have been in favor of banning recreational pot shops, as well as cultivation facilities.

A “no” vote is in support of retail pot shops in town.

22News spoke with a man who voted, “no.”

“It’s proven not to be as dangerous as some of the other street drugs as history has indicated so I think we should be moving forward, and moving forward in this matter, and treat people medically who can benefit from these sources,” resident Joel Lagesse said.

In July, Massachusetts became the seventh state in the nation where adults can legally purchase recreational marijuana.

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