Selectmen give unyielding support to recreational marijuana in Fairhaven

FAIRHAVEN — The discussion was supposed to last two minutes. It spanned nearly an hour.

So it goes when discussing recreational marijuana in Fairhaven.

At the selectmen’s Monday meeting, the board firmly voiced their support for the planning board’s recreational zoning bylaw, hoping to put an end to a small movement of residents that are seeking a ballot question that could ban retail marijuana sales in town.

“It is an open meeting, and we are going to let people speak,” said Chairman Dan Freitas, “but we are going to keep it brief because we have had many, many, many open more at