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

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 have been shopping for it on the road,” Brian Keith, one of many firm’s 4 house owners, mentioned. “We’re providing a protected different.”

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