Medical Marijuana, an Industrial Zone Proposal
The Planning Board on Tuesday did not discuss proposed zoning for medical marijuana dispensaries due to a lack of attending members.
The Planning Board postponed its discussion of proposed zoning for medical marijuana treatment centers because two of five members did not attend the meeting, and the remaining board members said they wanted a full discussion of the issue.
The initial proposal before the board would place medical marijuana treatment centers in either the industrial A or B zones. These zones include the Maple Street, Fortune Boulevard and Beaver Street areas.
The proposed zoning setback, which would require the facilities to be at least 200 feet from churches, schools, houses, residential zones and public spaces such as parks, is similar to restrictions required for adult entertainment, said Town Planner Larry Dunkin.
The Planning Board next meets in January. Any change in zoning would require Town Meeting approval in spring.
Milford Selectmen last month asked the planning board to consider zoning regulations, to restrict where the medical marijuana treatment centers could be located. The centers, authorized under a newly approved voter referendum, would not be allowed until the new year.