HADLEY, Mass. (WWLP) – At the annual Hadley Town Meeting, Thursday night, voters made the decision to pass two articles by a majority vote
The first article enacts a moratorium, or a temporary ban on the sale of recreational marijuana. The moratorium is in place until November of 2018. The article gives the town enough time for the state to come up with finalized regulations, before the town makes their own.
Hadley Town Administrator David Nixon told 22News, “Until the state has a firm set of regulations, it’s very hard for us to create a zoning bylaw, so we’ve asked for that moratorium.”
Voters also passed a 2% sales tax on recreational pot if a shop opens in town to sell it. The town would need to approve a zoning bylaw before approving businesses to sell pot. When we asked where that 2% charge would go toward in town, Nixon said it’s too early to tell and it depends on how much money is made.