On Tuesday, February 27th, 2018, the Somerville Board of Alderman voted on whether the city should accept licensing for adult use cannabis, which was voted in favor by 70% of the city’s voters. The Board of Aldermen voted in favor of the moratorium, which will likely delay local zoning for adult use cannabis facilities until at least September of 2018 (months after licensing for businesses are accepted at the state level).
Here is a list of votes. The Yes’s are those that voted for the moratorium.
The No’s are those that voted against the moratorium:
Stephanie Hirsch, Alderman At Large — YES
Wilfred N. Mbah, Alderman At Large — YES
Mary Jo Rossetti, Alderman At Large — YES
William A. White Jr., Alderman At Large — YES
Matthew McLaughlin, Ward One Alderman — YES
Jefferson Thomas (“J.T.”) Scott, Ward Two Alderman — NO
Ben Ewen-Campen, Ward Three Alderman — NO
Jesse Clingan, Ward Four Alderman — YES
Mark Niedergang, Ward Five Alderman — YES
Lance L. Davis, Ward Six Alderman — YES
Katjana Ballantyne, Ward Seven Alderman — YES
In a city that voted 70% in favor of the legalization of adult use cannabis, the local Board of Aldermen voted to delay the process of supporting local licensing for adult use cannabis.