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The May, 2017 Annual Town Meeting passed a 1 year moratorium on recreational marijuana growing and sales facilities.  The moratorium included a provision for a planning process to develop a bylaw dealing with recreational marijuana for the 2018 town meeting.

The Project Definition page has an overview of what a bylaw might cover. You may want to attend one of the upcoming meetings and express your opinion. The second public forum on the subject of marijuana regulation in Ashby will be on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 7:45 pm in Town Hall.


Here is the high level schedule of tasks that need to be accomplished.  Except for September 27th, public forum dates are approximate.  Meanwhile anyone can attend a Planning Board meeting held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 7:30 in Town Hall.
OwnerDescriptionDue DateComplete
Resident Input End Resident Survey 1 September 12, 2017  
Planning Board Plan-Schedule Public Forum September 13, 2017  
Resident Input hold public forum September 27, 2017  
Planning Board Formulate draft bylaw November 8, 2017  
Planning Board formulate a draft bylaw December 13, 2017  
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  • Results of September 27th Public Forum Residents had a number of questions. They seemed to be more comfortable with retail sales then with growing facilities particularly in residential areas.  They seemed to favor permitting co-location ...
    Posted Nov 5, 2017, 2:04 PM by Alan Pease
  • Public Forum, September 27th, 7:45 pm at Town Hall The first of three public forums on marijuana and how it should permitted and regulated in Ashby.  In November 2016 Ashby voted 60%  to 40% in favor of permitting recreational ...
    Posted Sep 19, 2017, 3:07 AM by Alan Pease
  • July 12, 2017 Planning Board Meeting The decision was made to extend the the time for the initial survey from August 23rd to September 12, 2017. The survey will be available online and in print format ...
    Posted Jan 15, 2018, 1:10 PM by Alan Pease
  • We're Just Starting... We're at the beginning and you can help. Give us some direction by taking the survey. 
    Posted Jun 20, 2017, 2:17 AM by Alan Pease
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