Margarita Milla, a 20-year town resident and owner of a boutique on Main Street, said she wouldn’t mind having a dispensary downtown.
“For me, I’m not scared. They’re making too much of a big deal of it,” Milla said as she swept the sidewalk in front of her store Monday morning. “Marijuana is not a drug. Alcohol and regular cigarettes, those are a drug — the nicotine can produce cancer, and alcohol has horrible effects.”
Judy Connolly, a former resident who works at a sandwich shop in Walpole Center, said she would favor some kind of zoning restricting the location of a dispensary. She added she “is not that worried” about the message kids would receive from it.
“I don’t think it’s going to make the [drug and alcohol] problem better or worse,” she said. A dispensary “should be out in the open, like a business.”