By Montana SamuelsAdvocate Editor
FAIRHAVEN — The marijuana advisory committee was missing some members on a snowy Tuesday morning in the banquet room of Town Hall.
The committee generally consists of seven members, including Town Administrator Mark Rees and Police Chief Michael Myers.
New for 2018, the ad-hoc body was organized to advise the Board of Selectmen on new recreational marijuana laws, and the best practices the town should take to regulate it, according to Rees.
However, committee member Tom Crotty pointed out that without public input, steps forward such as general and zoning bylaws will struggle to get off the ground. That is, in fact, why the town is hosting a community forum based solely around the topic of recreational marijuana on Monday, February 5.
The 7:00 p.m. meeting will allow public input on matters stemming from the November 2016 vote allowing the cultivation and sale of marijuana.
The Cannabis Control Commission will begin accepting applications for licenses of operation in April for businesses, which will include the ability to grow and sell marijuana products.
According to a release from the