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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
When - Friday, March 10, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where - Johnson Auditorium, Sackler 120, Clark University (Worcester)
8:30AM: Continental breakfast and registration
9:20AM: Welcome – John J. Goldrosen, Esq.
9:30AM: The Marijuana Act: Overview of the Municipal Role
10:10AM: The State Role in Implementing the Act
10:50AM: Coffee Break
11:00AM: Land Use Planning and Zoning: Issues and Options for Marijuana Establishments
11:40 AM: Roundtable Discussion, and Questions
CMRPC Planners Forum
When - March 13th, 9-11AM
As a follow up to our Recreational Marijuana Listening Session, CMRPC invited Planners and Planning Board Members to a more interactive forum. 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.
CPTC Annual Conference
When - March 18, 2017
Where - Hogan Conference Center, Holy Cross College, Worcester
For more information and to register, 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.