It is still legal to grow your own pot and share with friends and family
So apparently only two State Senators can upend the will of the voters and enact a six month delay on the commercial sale of marijuana in our fair state, moving the original deadline (six months) from one year from now to 1.5 years from now.
The measure passed in Amherst almost as overwhelmingly as the town supported Hillary Clinton for President.
Originally municipalities had until January 1st, 2018 to line up their ducks for granting permits for recreational sales, or at that point any facility that had approval to sell medical marijuana could then start selling it to anybody over the age of 21 with no medical approval required.
Now that drop-dead deadline has been pushed back to July 1st, 2018. The measure still requires the approval of Governor Baker but since he's an opponent of recreational sales I'm sure he will be happy to sign the delay.
In an unusual meeting this morning the Select Board met to call a Special Town Meeting to revote the $67 million Mega School.
Select Board met this morning and can place anything they want on town ballot
Chair Alisa Brewer also confirmed the SB would soon discuss the idea of placing on the Spring ballot a referendum question allowing Amherst to limit the number of permits for recreational sales to either 20% of the liquor licenses issued, or the same number of medical marijuana dispensary permits issued.
Either measure would limit the number of recreational pot facilities to three or less. And it's a safe bet UMass will be arguing for less.