Massachusetts Cities Rush to Schedule Public Meetings to Change Laws for #Cannabis Implementation: Industrial Zoning Requirements, Prohibited Activities and Bans

Over 20 Massachusetts towns and cities (links to details below) have scheduled public meetings over the next couple of weeks to amend zoning ordinances and laws as part of the adult use marijuana implementation. Certain cities are seeking to establish a Marijuana Overlay District Bylaw, which forces marijuana establishments to set up shop within a limited industrial zoning district. Others are implementing restrictions or complete bans on the operation of adult use marijuana establishments. Entrepreneurs that are seeking to open businesses and local citizens should participate in these local meetings to ensure that local interests are being fulfilled. See links below for meeting information including dates, time, agenda and mapped locations.

MASSACHUSETTS: TOWN OF PLAINVILLE: BAN ON COMMERCIAL AND RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENTS

MASSACHUSETTS: LUNENBURG: AMENDMENTS TO TOWN CODE: TEMPORARY MORATORIUM ON SALE AND DISTRIBUTION OF RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA

MASSACHUSETTS: TOWN OF MILLVILLE PLANNING BOARD: MARIJUANA SALES TAX AND INCREASE IN MARIJUANA PERMITS

MASSACHUSETTS: GLOUCESTER CITY COUNCIL: AMENDMENTS TO ORDINANCE: PROHIBITED PRACTICES FOR RETAIL MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENTS

MASSACHUSETTS: UPTON PLANNING BOARD: AMENDMENT TO TEMPORARILY RESTRICT MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENTS

MASSACHUSETTS: DUDLEY PLANNING BOARD: TWO ARTICLES TO AMEND THE ZONING BYLAWS AND ZONING MAP

MASSACHUSETTS: TOWN OF BROOKLINE: ADD RETAIL MARIJUANA USE

MASSACHUSETTS: FRANKIN PLANNING BOARD: SPECIAL PERMIT AND SITE PLAN APPLICATION

MASSACHUSETTS: TOWN OF HOLLISTON: AMEND ZONING AND GENERAL BYLAWS FOR MARIJUANA RETAILERS AND ADD MARIJUANA LICENSURE

MASSACHUSETTS: TOWN OF TRURO PLANNING BOARD: AMENDING ZONING BYLAWS FOR MEDIAL AND ADULT USE MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENTS

MASSACHUSETTS: TOWN OF HUDSON: ZONING BY-LAWS CREATING A MARIJUANA INDUSTRY OVERLAY DISTRICT

MASSACHUSETTS: TOWN OF GROVELAND PLANNING BOARD: AMENDMENTS TO ZONING BYLAWS

MASSACHUSETTS: NORTHFIELD PLANNING BOARD: AMENDMENT TO ZONING BYLAWS FOR ADULT USE OF MARIJUANA

MASSACHUSETTS: FAIRHAVEN PLANNING BOARD: ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT - CONSOLIDATED MARIJUANA ZONING

MASSACHUSETTS: ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS SWANSEA: SPECIAL PERMIT FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY AND RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY

MASSACHUSETTS: NORTHFIELD PLANNING BOARD: EXTEND TEMPORARY MORATORIUM ON RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENTS UNTIL JUNE 2019

MASSACHUSETTS: TOWN OF MATTAPOISETT: AMEND ZONING BYLAW BY ADDING NEW ARTICLE 14, MARIJUANA OVERLAY DISTRICT BYLAW

MASSACHUSETTS: TOWN OF ARLINGTON: AMENDMENTS TO ZONING BYLAW FOR MEDICAL AND RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENTS

MASSACHUSETTS: TOWN HATFIELD: SPECIAL PERMIT WITH SITE PLAN APPROVAL

MASSACHUSETTS: BROOKLINE PLANNING BOARD PUBLIC MEETING: ZONING AMENDMENT FOR MARIJUANA RETAILERS