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After the passage of Question 4, many planners and town officials have begun to discuss how local communities will regulate retail sales of recreational marijuana. CMRPC hosted a "here's what we know" information session for municipalities on Thursday, December 15, 2016 from 9:00 AM to noon. If you'd like to view the Power Point presentation, click here.
To view video from the December 15th Information and Listening Session, click here
On February 14, 2017, the MetroWest Regional Collaborative (MWRC) and the Southwest Advisory Planning Committee (SWAP) held a joint educational forum about municipal planning for legalized recreational marijuana.
Presentation by Jeffrey Bagg, CMRPC Presentation by Gregory Miao, Esq.; MAPC
Please note that during the MMLA conference on March 10th, 2017, the director of the Municipal Law Unit confirmed that moratoriums extending to the end of December 2018 were reasonable based on the timeline and provisions in the new law.
CPTC Annual Conference
On March 18th, 2017, the CPTC Conference featured a seminar on Recreational Marijuana
Temporary Moratorium Information
On March 13th, 2017, CMRPC invited Planners and Planning Board Members to an interactive forum as a follow up to the Recreational Marijuana Listening Session. The Focus of our conversation was how to prepare a Temporary Moratorium in your community.
Joseph Laydon - Grafton Town Planner
Jennifer Hager - Sutton Planning Director
Gary Bechtholdt - Northbridge Town Planner
Bernard Cahill - Shrewsbury Town Planner
To watch a video of the event, click here.
1. To view the West Bridgewater December 14, 2016 Warrant, click here
2. To view the West Bridgewater Municipal Law Unit decision (8242). January 18, 2017, click here
3. To view the Shrewsbury March 16, 2017 draft warrant, click here
4. To view the Grafton January 31, 2017 draft warrant, click here
5. To view the Northbridge Panning Board public hearing notice and draft warrant from February 22, 2017, click here
6. To view the Northbridge process flow chart, click here
7. To view the KP law Model Moratorium Warrant Article language, click here
Other Related Information
To view an Attorney General decision on a Westborough bylaw related to both medical and recreational marijuana (note: this decision relates to zoning bylaw amendments made prior to December 15. 2016, but contains some relevant information on the new law), click here.
To watch the video interview with the Governor discussing Recreational Marijuana, click here.
To view the Town of Westborough Recreational Marijuana Ballot initiative and Town Meeting actions, click here.
To view the pending bills in the State Legislature relating to Recreational Marijuana, click here.
To view the CMRPC Recreational Marijuana Update, dated February 3, 2017, click here.
To view the CMRPC letter to Senator Michael Moore, dated February 2, 2017, click here.
To view the CMRPC “preliminary” Recreational Marijuana timeline, click here.
To view the *revised* KP Law guidance document, dated January 2017, click here.
To view the KP Law Model Moritorium Warrant Article language, click here.
To view the KP Law Model Ballot Question (prohibition) language, click here.
To view the Attorney General approval of West Bridgewater's 18 month moratorium, click here.
To view The Regulation And Taxation Of Marijuana Act showing the EXTENSION dates, click here.
To view the December 14, 2016 memo from Daniel Bennett, Secretary of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, click here.
To view the Massachusetts Association of Health Boards (MAHB) December 11, 2016 memo, click here.
To view the MMLA's Letter to the Governor, Senate President and Speaker of the House, click here.
To view the MMA's Letter to the Governor and Legislative Leaders, click here.
To view the Report of the Special Senate Committee on Marijuana, click here.
To view the DPH's list and "current status of all Registered Marijuana Dispensaries and Applicants", please click here.
To listen to a November 10, 2016 NPR interview with State Treasurer Deb Goldberg on this program, please click here.