While recreational marijuana sales are scheduled to begin in Massachusetts on July 1, Brockton does not yet have a plan for prohibiting the retail industry outright or zoning it to a certain area of the city.
Marc Larocque Enterprise Staff Writer @Enterprise_Marc
BROCKTON – With recreational marijuana companies seeking to set up shop this summer, when the state government is set to open the flood gates for legalized weed, Brockton is still contemplating how to deal with sanctioned sales of the green, leafy substance.
Currently, according to City Planner Rob May, there is a temporary moratorium in place. But that will no longer be the case by the time retail sales are scheduled to begin on July 1 in Massachusetts, after 54 percent of voters supported legalization on a statewide ballot question in 2016.
“We’re currently looking at the state regulations that were just passed in late December,” May said. “We’re doing some research.”
While Brockton is doing its research, several surrounding towns have already made moves to ban recreational marijuana shops outright.
West Bridgewater was the first Massachusetts community