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Zoning for marijuana facilities set by council

By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter

Marlborough – The City Council approved zoning regulations for medical marijuana treatment centers at its Aug. 25 meeting. The council approved the measure at the recommendation of the Urban Affairs Committee which had conducted a thorough study for the past several months. Under the provisions of the new zoning law, all treatment facilities and growing centers will be restricted to industrial areas in the city.

Every effort was made to eliminate areas where children and seniors congregate, according to Urban Affairs Committee Chair Joseph Delano.? Among the restrictions are that centers cannot be established within 1,000 feet of schools, recreational facilities, parks, elderly housing facilities and retirement communities. They are also prohibited within 5,000 feet of a narcotic detoxification center.? A special permit is also a requirement.

In June 2013 the City Council declared a one-year moratorium on establishing medical marijuana treatment centers in the city. The centers acquire, cultivate, possess processes (including development of related products such as food, tinctures, aerosols, oils or ointments), transfer,? transport, sell, distribute, dispense, or administer marijuana products containing marijuana, related supplies, or educational materials to qualifying patients or their personal caregivers.

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2 Comments for “Zoning for marijuana facilities set by council”

  1. I find it hilarious that Shrewsbury is about to allow a growing center under the morning shadows of its high school. Maybe they could have students in the green houses working as interns growing marijuana ! Nothing like easy access to education !

  2. It is quite concerning that a growing center will be near a high school. The students will be smoking weed in their lunch hour!

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