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Uncle Irvin: East Marlborough supervisors out of line

08/01/2017 02:09PM ● By Richard Gaw
The East Marlborough supervisors recently turned down a legitimate application for a medical marijuana facility in the township.
The medical marijuana industry is completely legitimate, and authorized by state legislation and rules. The petitioners are local, and part of the community, as mushroom growers.
If this petition was turned down by patrician West Marlborough, we would know the reason why: Hotshot local horsemen don't approve. But East Marlborough is supposed to be more mundane, and growing medical marijuana is no different than horse corn, hay or pots of roses at Longwood Gardens.
I doubt the Avello family will appeal to the Court of Common Pleas; it may not be economically feasible. But horseman Richard Hannum, Jr., and his cohorts on the Board of Supervisors had no real reason to turn this project down.

(Uncle Irvin's column is his opinion only, and is not a news story.)