Town passes recreational marijuana moratorium for retail sale

BURLINGTON – Town Meeting unanimously passed the language for a temporary moratorium regarding the sale of recreational marijuana in Burlington.

The moratorium will be in effect through Dec. 31, 2018, or six months after the effective date of the Cannabis Control Commission regulations (expected Jan. 1, 2018), whichever is greater.

Planning Board member Barbara L’Heureux thoroughly explained the decision to move forward with this moratorium, and she also referenced that if the town decides to do a referendum vote regarding the sale of marijuana, the town can’t do that until the next bi-annual state election, which is in Nov. 2018. The moratorium more at