Local Town Ordinances

Lexington Area Cautiously Awaits Medical Weed

Lexington Area Cautiously Awaits Medical Weed

Inquiries by WickedLocal.com of town officials in the Lexington area show caution and skepticism about medical marijuana, but no diehard opposition in most cases. Lexington’s police chief complains about the “purposely vague” definitions of the conditions for which medical marijuana might be recommended (imagine leaving the diagnosis up to the doctor!). In Woburn, town officials […]

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No Dispensaries in My Backyard–Towns Anticipate Medical Marijuana

Several Massachusetts  communities are anticipating the possible advent of medical marijuana by moving to ban dispensaries within their own town limits. According to reports by the Boston Globe, Reading, Wakefield, and Melrose are considering bans on any dispensaries in those towns, and Malden is considering a measure confining dispensaries to industrial zones.  

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Pot fine is mulled in Newburyport

Pot fine is mulled in Newburyport

A Newburyport City Councilor wants people to pay more than the state makes them for smoking marijuana in public places in the city. But the decision will have to wait until the new year. The Newburyport City Council Monday night, Dec. 12, tabled until 2012 discussion on an ordinance that would impose a $300 fine […]

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SOMERVILLE $300

CITY OF SOMERVILLE ORDINANCE NO. 2009-05 IN THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN: May 14, 2009   Be it ordained by the Board of Aldermen, in session assembled, that the Code of Ordinances of the City of Somerville is hereby amended by adding a new Chapter 9 Section 3 as follows:   Section 9-3. Marijuana in public […]

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SOUTHBOROUGH $300

At its STM on September 29, Southborough voters in attendance at the meeting voted to approve the following by-law:  Chapter 51 PUBLIC CONSUMPTION OF MARIJUANA OR TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL §51-1 . Consumption and Possession No person shall smoke, ingest, or otherwise use or consume marijuana or tetrahydrocannabional (as defined in Mass General Laws Chapter 94C section 1 […]

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AVON $100 – $300

By a vote of 64-3, Avon’s Special Town Meeting held Wednesday, September 9, 2009 approved amending ARTICLE VII – POLICE REGULATIONS of the  General By-Laws of the Town of Avon by adding the following: Section 23 PUBLIC CONSUMPTION OF MARIJUANA OR TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL No person shall smoke, ingest, or otherwise use or consume marijuana or tetrahydrocannabinol (as defined […]

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ORANGE $300

On June 16, 2009 the Orange Town meeting passed on a voice vote the following bylaw: PUBLIC CONSUMPTION OF MARIHUANA OR TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL No person shall smoke, ingest, or otherwise use or consume marihuana or tetrahydrocannabinol (as defined in G.L. c. 94C, § 1, as amended) while in or upon any street, sidewalk, public way, footway, […]

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WEST SPRINGFIELD

On August 17, 2009, West Springfield’s Town Council voted unanimously to amend the General Ordinances by adding a new chapter as follows: TITLE PUBLIC CONSUMPTION OF MARIJUANA OR TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL PROHIBITED   SECTION 1.   Purposes:         The purpose of this Ordinance is to prohibit the use of Marijuana or tetrahydrocannabinol in public places and areas open to the […]

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W. Springfield’s gone mad (8/20/09)

The Republican reported earlier this week that at a meeting packed by police officers there to defend their Quinn Bill money the West Springfield City Council voted unanimously to approve an ordinance that will allow police the arbitrary power to enforce public pot consumption violations with either criminal or non-criminal disposition. The criminal offense will bring a […]

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