Many individuals in Roxbury on Tuesday stated they’d welcome a proposed leisure marijuana dispensary in Nubian Sq., at the same time as the pinnacle of a neighborhood group stated a “drug den” wouldn’t assist to revitalize the neighborhood.

Rooted in Roxbury, a Black-owned enterprise, needs to open its retailer within the predominantly Black neighborhood, the place a number of retailer fronts stand empty.

“Earlier than hashish was legalized in Massachusetts, it was right here, and it was unsafe since you didn’t know what it was laced with whenever you had been shopping for it on the road,” Brian Keith, one of many firm’s 4 homeowners, stated. “We’re providing a protected various.”

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