Massachusetts Municipal Lawyers Association (MMLA) has issued an appeal to Governor Baker and other State House leaders to promptly clarify through legislative action certain features of the recently enacted marijuana law that relate to actions municipalities are authorized to take. The urgency is particularly telling given that many towns are already started – or about to start – preparing their warrants for the spring annual town meetings. To view, click on the following link to the Letter to Governor Baker.
Also, MMLA issued two informational advisories on the new law. Click on the following links for the Advisory for Municipal Counsels and for the Advisory for Municipal Officials. Feel free to share these with your local officials.
These documents are the product of a working committee created by the MMLA Executive Board last month. The committee will continue to work on these issues and will be issuing supplements to its advisories. Please contact MMLA with any particular issues or concerns you have with this new law. Also be advised that a program on the new law is being planned for early next year.