Boston City Council is considering creating a buffer zone that would restrict how close marijuana dispensaries and liquor stores can be to recovery facilities.

Regulations already enforced on these businesses say they must be at least half a mile apart from one another and cannot be within 500 feet of a school. Opponents of a buffer zone point to concerns of putting too many limitations on an industry that is already facing pushback, particularly in Boston where there is a small amount of land. Proponents, on the other hand, stress the importance of protecting individuals who are in recovery and may be more vulnerable.


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