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Municipal Guidance Article: Somerville

At a special meeting of the Land Use Committee on Tuesday night, Director of Planning George Proakis proposed an amendment to place a “study time period” on the implications of recreational marijuana, similar to the process of adopting legalized medical marijuana.  

“It was a very different strategy than a lot of other communities,” Proakis said at the public hearing. “I was very happy with the way the process turned out the conversation and the opportunity to kind of figure out why and how and under what circumstances we wanted to do this.”  

The administration said they hope to hold similar conversations in regards to incorporating recreational marijuana, and for that reason, Proakis suggested extending the conversation until December 2018, which the Planning Board approved and recommended to the board.