Planning Board announces marijuana moratorium hearing
Residents will be asked to weigh in on a bylaw change that would prohibit the sale of recreational marijuana in town until June 30, 2018.
On Monday, the Planning Board announced that the public hearing will be held on April 10 at 7 p.m. in the Multi-Service Center, 48 Marion Road. Voters will ultimately decide if the bylaw is adopted at the April 24 Town Meeting.
In November, Massachusetts voters passed a ballot initiative that allows residents 21 and older to possess and use limited amounts of marijuana. The initiative took effect on Dec. 15. However, it remains illegal to sell marijuana.
In December, Gov. Charlie Baker signed a bill that pushed back the date stores could sell marijuana from the beginning of next year to mid-2018.