Cannabis loses some of its stigma

For many, motherhood and marijuana simply don’t mix. 

So it was with some apprehension that Kelly Tomasello first considered opening a cannabis dispensary. As the mother of a young son, she wondered what other parents would think. Would they say their children could no longer come over for play dates?

Retail sale of marijuana became legal in Massachusetts in 2018. But many communities – like Ms. Tomasello’s hometown of Winchester – voted to opt out. Nearby Belmont was in the process of establishing a limited number of licenses for recreational pot shops. But petitioning for one meant going on the record.

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