Newton City Council: Let us Vote

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Hello All,

This is Lisa Gordon the treasurer for Opt Out Newton. We are raising funds to give Newton voters the opportunity on whether or not we would like pot stores in Newton. Cannabis would remain legal to grow, use, get mail order or home delivery, we just wouldn't have store fronts. Please contact optoutnewton@gmail.com with any questions!

Please note we will need to report all donations 8 days before the ballot question in November if we collect all the signatures. I'll be contacting everyone to verify: Name, Address, and if your donation is over $200 -- we will need occupation and employer (if relevant). This is in keeping with campaign finance regulations.

Update:

We are raising money to help get the word out and collect over 6,000 signatures before August 22nd. Money raised will go towards:

Advertising
Printing
Signs
Web-hosting
and other expenses to reach our goal of getting 6000 signatures by August 22. Funds will be withdrawn to pay for all of the above and other necessary items that we need for the campaign. 


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Newton City Council: Let us vote whether we want to OPT OUT of retail marijuana sales


In 2016, Newton voters supported legalizing adult-use retail marijuana establishments. The language on the ballot added that local municipalities had the right to “adopt reasonable restrictions on the time, place and manner of operating marijuana businesses and to limit the number of marijuana establishments in their communities.” Newton voters, therefore, deserve the right to debate the issue of cannabis dispensaries—limiting or, if desired, opting out of them entirely.  

It is incorrect to assume that if Newton voters were in favor of legalization that they must also be in favor of commercialization. 

Selectmen and councilors in 40 Massachusetts towns (and counting) that voted YES on legalization have decided to put this question before the voters. That was the intent of the law and we ask that you fulfill this responsibility and put it on the November ballot giving Newton voters the opportunity to opt out.

016年,Newton选民们支持了当局的成人使用娱乐性大麻合法化的议案。投票时的措辞添加了各地区“有权采用合理的制约,限制时间,地点,大麻业务的经营方式,以及控制在本地社区大麻运营商的数量” Newton选民们因此完全有权利讨论有关大麻店的事宜,限制它或者,如果希望,彻底推翻它。
不要以为如果Newton选民们支持娱乐性大麻合法化就等同于支持娱乐性大麻商业化。
40多个当年同意娱乐性大麻合法化的麻州城镇镇长和镇议员,已经决定在当地对是否支持娱乐性大麻商业化这个问题进行重新投票,让选民自行决定。这也是当初该法案的意图,我们请求您使用您手上的投票权,将这个议案置于11月的公投,给Newton选民们一个完全推翻它的机会。
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Thank you for your generous donation without your generosity the goal of 6,000 signatures by mid-August is just a dream. I wanted you all to be the first to know that we just found out that your contribution will be worth double what you gave!

We have generous donors who have created a matching fund to match donations made on GoFundMe by July 20!

If you know anyone else who might contribute please send them the link and let them know whatever they can give will be worth twice that amount!

Thank you for your generous support,

The Opt Out Steering Cttee
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