More Massachusetts Towns Seek To Restrict Pot Sales

May 18, 2017

   Moratoriums on marijuana sales are being adopted in more and more Massachusetts communities.

    More than 10 percent of the state’s cities and towns have put restrictions on pot shops in place, according to data from the Massachusetts Municipal Association.  Voters in ten towns have passed outright bans. 

    Jody Hensely helped organize the first successful effort to ban marijuana retailers from the town of Westborough.

    " It was a very complicated process to figure out how to opt out for our community," said Hensely.

"The law is written to confuse."

  Marijuana use by adults is legal in Massachusetts, so is a limited amount of home cultivation of marijuana plants. Legal sales have been delayed by the state legislature until July 2018.