Officials Talk Medical Marijuana

The Rochester Planning Board met Tuesday evening for a brief meeting to discuss a handful of issues, including a future amendment to zoning bylaws for medicinal marijuana facilities within the town.

The amendment, which will be introduced at this fall’s Town Meeting, will be for new businesses involved with medicinal marijuana.

Town Planner John Charbonneau said that all dimensional requirements for industrial districts apply, and that businesses cannot be within 1,000 feet of schools or churches. The guidelines will be similar to the “adult uses” guidelines for things such as a liquor stores or pharmacies.

The Planning Board also expressed lack of interest in purchasing property off of High Street, which is currently owned by Scott and Felicia Morse. The town has first refusal on the property because it falls under the “open space” designation 61-B.

Lastly, the Board discussed an issue where officials previously voiced concern over the delay of the installation of a berm at the Little Quittacas Solar site, but they noted that the berm has since been constructed and reseeded.

By Nick Walecka

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  1. Mr. Nosuch says:

    I know the two points aren’t related, but I’m thinking a dispensary on High Street would be perfect.

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