Wilbraham considers prohibiting marijuana-related businesses

Town elections scheduled for May 20

WILBRAHAM, Mass. (WWLP) – In the November 2016 election the town of Wilbraham had more people vote against the marijuana ballot question than for it. Now they’re giving residents chance to ban recreational marijuana businesses in town.

On May 20th, residents will decide if the town will allow recreational marijuana retailers or cultivators. The question was put onto the ballot by the select board. If it passes, it would not prohibit residents from growing their own marijuana.

Wilbraham resident Chris Duby told 22News he’s glad the town is giving residents another chance to vote. “I’m actually happy that we have a chance to voice our opinion on the matter,” he explained. “I personally don’t want shops in my hometown. But that’s just because I have small kids and don’t really want it around.”

Wilbraham is one of many communities looking into the options of banning recreational marijuana stores in their town. This ballot question needs a majority vote to be approved. If it doesn’t pass, a temporary moratorium could possibly be put in place.