Starting in July 2018, Massachusetts adults over the age of 21 will be able to buy recreational marijuana. Pot’s soon to be legal status is causing controversy in many towns and cities, where leaders are trying to figure out how best to roll out the budding industry in their area.   

The Easthampton City Council is considering enacting marijuana buffer zones around schools. City Councilor Owen Zaret discusses why supports the buffer zones, which prohibit marijuana retail outlets from opening within 350 feet of a school.