Cultivation, processing and distribution are the types of marijuana establishments that could be allowed in Westminster.
Proposed regulations would tie the number of marijuana-related businesses to the number of state-approved medical marijuana dispensaries, of which there are two, that might open in town, said Wallace. That means only two marijuana cultivators or processors would be allowed to open in town.
He said the goal is to have a bylaw ready for Town Meeting and a ballot question to ban retail sales by the end of the year, which is when Westminster’s moratorium expires.
The bylaw has been drafted and is being reviewed by town counsel.
This is the direction municipalities voted for in the 2016 state referendum — known as Question 4 — to legalize recreational marijuana use for adults age 21 and older, according to the Cannabis Control Commission, the state agency that regulates the industry.
Westminster voters narrowly supported Question 4, by a margin of 60 votes.