While recreational marijuana sales are on track to begin in Massachusetts on July 1, Brockton has not yet gone public with any plans to prohibit the retail industry outright or to zone it to a certain section of the city.
No additional information was immediately available on Monday from the administration of Mayor Bill Carpenter, who was in the middle of dealing with the stabbing murder of two children in the city, about how the city plans to regulate recreational marijuana sales.
But City Planner Rob May previously told The Enterprise that the city is doing research on the proposed state regulations while a temporary moratorium remains in place.
“We’re currently looking at the state regulations that were just passed in late December and what other communities are doing,” May said. “We’re doing some research. We are looking at what other communities are doing both in regard to prohibitions and what opportunities might be available.”
May said the city is weighing the pros and cons of marijuana shops when it considers how to regulate legalized weed.
“We’re going to weigh the good with the bad before we make a decision,” he said.