Historical Recreational Marijuana Information

Annual Town Meeting Unofficial Results (May 22, 2018)
Article 30: Medical Marijuana Treatment Center & Off-site Dispensary Definitions (proposes amendments to conform with state law allowing medical marijuana dispensaries to convert to for-profit corporations) - PASSED
Article 31: Marijuana Uses (adds additional definitions and zoning for new marijuana uses, such as cultivation, manufacturing, testing, and research, and amends associated standards and conditions) - PASSED
Article 32: Recreational Marijuana Retailer Locations (clarifies that there will be no more than eight recreational marijuana retail locations in Amherst) - DISMISSED

Letter to Cannabis Control Commission regarding Draft Regulations (January 16, 2018)

Memo on Draft Regulations (January 9, 2018)

Special Town Meeting 2017 Unofficial Results (November 14, 2017)
Article 3: Local Option Recreational Marijuana Excise Tax - PASSED
Article 4: Limitation on Number of Recreational Marijuana Retail Establishments - PASSED
Article 5: Prohibition on Public Consumption of Marijuana or THC - PASSED
Article 6: Recreational Marijuana Retailer Zoning - PASSED
Article 7: Temporary Moratorium on Recreational Marijuana Establishments - FAILED 

Presentation to the Town Meeting Coordinating Committee (October 24, 2017)

Presentation to the Amherst Select Board (September 18, 2017)

Memo on Proposed Warrant Articles for Fall Town Meeting 2017 (September 15, 2017)

Implementation Timeline (with potential action steps) (September 15, 2017)

Recreational Marijuana News Release (July 26, 2017)

Select Board "Talking Points" (June 14, 2017)

Statement of Principles Memo (May 10, 2017)

Letter to Co-chairs of the Joint Committee on Marijuana Policy (May 9, 2017)

Letter to Senate President Rosenberg (April 13, 2017)

Select Board Testimony (March 27, 2017)

Letter to Senate President Rosenberg & Speaker DeLeo (December 19, 2016)