Tyngsborough Town Administrator Discusses Medical/Recreational Marijuana

Posted By on November 22, 2017

Tyngsborough Town Administrator Discusses Medical/Recreational Marijuana
Tyngsborough Town Administrator Matt Hanson Discussing the current status of medical/recreational marijuana here in Tyngsborough. Visit http://www.tyngsboroughma.gov/government/departments/administration/ for contact information.

November 6, 2012- A State ballot initiative approved medical marijuana sales in the Commonwealth
Tyngsborough voted 3,678 yes votes, 2,398 no votes

May 21, 2013- Tyngsborough Annual Town Meeting approved Article 30, a moratorium on medical marijuana to allow the Planning Board up to 12-months to create zoning amendments.
Moderator counted 3 opposed and in excess of 74 in favor.

May 20, 2014- Tyngsborough Annual Town Meeting approved Article 36, adopting Zoning Bylaw Section 5, Special Requirements for Registered Marijuana Dispensaries
Unanimous Vote

November 8, 2016- A State ballot initiative approved recreational use and retail sales of marijuana in the Commonwealth
Tyngsborough voted 3,562 yes votes, 3,200 no votes

May 16, 2017- Tyngsborough Annual Town Meeting approved Article 35, a moratorium on recreational marijuana through December 31, 2018. Planning Board was tasked with bringing appropriate zoning amendments back to town meeting prior to the expiration of the moratorium.
Unanimous Vote

Planning Board is soon reviewing options & State Guidelines to be released 03/15/18, the PB will hold Public Hearings and have zoning recommendations ready for the 05/15/2018 Annual Town Meeting.
Tyngsborough Town Administrator Discusses Medical/Recreational Marijuana