The marijuana war has gone local, and pot advocates are losing — badly

Frankie Pinedo protested against a proposed ban on licensed cannabis companies in the town of Milford. –Kayana Szymczak for The Boston Globe

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The fight over the legalization of marijuana in Massachusetts isn’t over. But one side has already gone home.

Last November, a well-funded and well-organized coalition of advocates led by the national Marijuana Policy Project persuaded more than 1.7 million Massachusetts voters to approve Question 4 and establish a system of regulated cannabis commerce.