BOSTON (WHDH) - State lawmakers are weighing a law that would let communities to create “weed cafes” by city law instead of through a town-wide vote.

“This is something the voters supported overwhelmingly in communities I represent … they want to see social consumption,” said State Sen. Julian Cyr, D-Cape and Islands, who is proposing the law.

But opponents say weed cafes need to be approved by voters.

“Today would undo that promise to people that they would have a vote on whether or not to allow … social consumption sites in their towns,” said Jody Hensley of the Massachusetts Prevention Alliance.

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