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BLAAST to Discuss Marijuana Legalization Nov. 16

AMHERST — Massachusetts voters have just legalized marijuana. The Business Leadership for Amherst Area Strategies (BLAAST) group is working to determine some of the likely effects in the Amherst area. In other words, what should business owners expect in terms of economic impact, public health, and public safety?

Come find out Wednesday, Nov. 16 as Amherst-based attorney Peter Vickery moderates a conversation among panelists and business owners on this important topic from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Pacific Lodge, Main Street, Amherst. Panelists currently scheduled include Amherst Police Chief Scott Livingstone and Paul McNeil of the Opioid Task Force.

The forum is the second event in a joint project of the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce and the Amherst Business Improvement District that discusses pressing public-policy issues affecting businesses, both in downtown Amherst and the wider Amherst area. Coffee will be provided. The public is welcome, but seating is limited.

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