Brunswick extends marijuana moratorium

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BRUNSWICK — The Town Council voted unanimously Monday to extend for another 180 day an emergency moratorium on the retail sale of marijuana.

The council passed an initial, 180-day hold on retail pot licenses on Dec. 19, following the passage of a November 2016 voter referendum that legalizes the use and sale of the drug.

The moratorium – approved following a hearing that drew no input from the public – temporarily bans the licensed establishment of retail stores, social clubs, and manufacturing facilities.

The local ban will last until Nov. 16, while a statewide moratorium will last until February 2018. By then, the state is expected to have drafted regulations councilors said they would like to review before they draft local regulations.

  • Chew H Bird

    Apparently the political safety of following policy drafted by others is how Brunswick elected officials roll. How about Brunswick stepping up an encouraging new business to come to out town to help reduce the perpetually rising property taxes and town fees? pot is well known to be less dangerous than alcohol but somehow following alcohol guidelines isn’t something we are capable of doing…

  • Queenie42

    Congratulations! Brunswick elected officials once again win the “Panties in a Twist” trophy for their inability to grasp reality. Sad.