Cambridge City Council waded into broader state and national issues at its meeting this Monday, passing two resolutions—one questioning the Massachusetts State Seal and the other admonishing recent North Carolina legislation regarding the BGLTQ community.
Sage Cannabis is one step closer to opening its proposed medical marijuana dispensary in Cambridge following a televised hearing in which city councillors questioned the company’s CEO regarding the safety of his proposed site.
Cambridge residents will soon be able to legally purchase medical marijuana if Sage Cannabis has its way. The dispensary company has leased a location near Harvard Square, but faces a hazy road ahead because of Cambridge zoning laws.
The Cambridge City Council was divided as members debated a $4.5 million proposed renovation to Harvard Square’s Out of Town News Kiosk and surrounding plaza at the council’s weekly meeting on Monday evening.
With increasing rates of fatal heroin and opioid-related overdoses in Cambridge, City Councillors are discussing policies that may help alleviate the growing epidemic, including expanding funding for treatments and supporting statewide legislation.
In a resolution passed last month, Cambridge’s City Council publicly denounced the right-wing media organization Breitbart.com for spreading what it called “anti-Muslim libel” after the outlet published an article asserting that a City councillor has ties to the Islamic militant group Hamas.