Marijuana restrictions may come up for a town council vote by the end of March, councilor said.
Fred Hanson The Patriot Ledger @Fhanson_Ledger
BRAINTREE − With the application process for permitting recreational marijuana businesses about to start, At-Large Town Councilor Sean Powers wants to see a vote on proposed restrictions.
Powers, who chairs the council’s ordinance and rules committee, said “it is my hope it is taken up as soon as possible.”
He said there is a question if permits can be sought if restrictions are not in place by April 1, when the state’s Cannabis Control Commission starts accepting license applications.
“There is a legal gray area,” Powers said.
The committee voted Tuesday night to ask the planning board for their opinion of two zoning proposals. Both would prohibit retail shops selling recreational marijuana, while the one submitted by Mayor Joseph Sullivan would place a moratorium on all other marijuana businesses until Dec. 31, while the other, sponsored by District 4 Town Councilor Stephen O’Brien, would ban them completely.
Sullivan asked for the delay in order to study the