From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"In response to the statewide vote to legalize recreational marijuana, the Economic Development Committee voted in favor of new rules regarding any dispensaries in town.
The committee, meeting Wednesday afternoon, voted to recommend that any facilities be located in the same zones that allow medical marijuana - the town's two industrial parks and a portion of Grove Street. It also was in favor of a 2 percent local option tax on sales.
Town Administrator Jeffrey Nutting said it would be best if the town was prepared for January 2018, when recreational sales facilities could open under the ballot question's provisions.
"Under the law, you can't prohibit the activity," he said. "The idea - in the short run, at least until we know more - is to implement rules and zoning to keep it out of downtown."Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
|Halligan, Vallee, Bissanti (chair), Pfeffer, and Padula left to right across the front|
Follow this link to listen to the audio recording of the full Economic Development Committee meeting from Wednesday evening, Nov 30.