Page 12 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, April 5, 2019 VOTED | FROM PAGE 1 ing it since, as it stands now, the new ordinance allowing recreational marijuana businesses confl icts with federal law and, under the city’s own rules, is invalid. “This is a reiteration that we will follow the federal law any time a conflict comes before us,” former Councillor-at-large David D’Arcangelo told fellow councillors three years ago. Former City Councillor Neil Kinnon sponsored the amendment, which he said was meant to locally codify the supremacy clause which makes federal law the ultimate law over state and local law. “Each one of us swears to uphold the Constitution – that trumps any state law,” said Kinnon, who at the time stressed the amendment was about law, not marijuana. 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A maximum of fi ve retail licenses will be issued. As for legal conflicts, under federal law marijuana is still classifi ed as a schedule 1 drug, which is defi ned as having no medical use and a high tendency for abuse. However, U.S. Attorney General William Barr has said the Department of Justice will take a hands-off approach to marijuana businesses operating in states where cannabis is legal. Still, just as Malden is now revising it ordinances to avoid confusion and confl icts, there have been several legislative attempts to revise the supremacy clause when it comes to marijuana. The latest, the Respect States’ and Citizens’ Rights Act, was fi led this week by U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colorado). If passed, DeGette’s bill will amend the federal drug laws and exempt states where marijuana is legal from federal intervention and prosecution. 2019 Malden Recycling Day he Department of Public Works (DPW) will hold a recycling day for a variety of items, including tires, televisions, computer monitors and car batteries, on Saturday, April 6. Residents of Malden will be able to bring recyclable items to the DPW at 356 Commercial St. from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Paint will be recycled from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; latex, oil and acrylic paints as well as stains and varnishes will be City of Malden seeks applicants for City Clerk The City of Malden seeks candidates for the position of City Clerk. Performs all functions of the City Clerk including Clerk to the City Council, Vital Record Custodian, Chief Election Officer, and Staff and Budget Management of City Clerk Department. 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