Marijuana Licensing Overview

Adult-use Marijuana Retail Establishment UPDATES!

The Town has a maximum cap of four Special Permits and four Licenses for retail marijuana establishments. As of September 2021, four establishments, NETA, Sanctuary Medicinals,  Mission MA Inc, and Comm Ave Canna have received Special Permits and Licenses. Three retailers are operational; NETA, Mission, and Sanctuary Medicinals.

The Select Board is sponsoring a warrant article to add two new marijuana retail licences exclusively for Economic Empowerment Applicants and Social Equity Participants per an Equity Policy. The Select Board Marijuana Equity Policy was voted and approved on August 31, 2021.

Steps to Apply for an Adult-use Marijuana Retail License

  1. Enter a Host Community Agreement with the Select Board (Select Board's Office)
  2. Apply to the Cannabis Control Commission
  3. Complete Site Plan Review (Planning & Zoning and Building Departments)
  4. Receive all necessary zoning relief (Planning & Zoning Department)
  5. Apply for a Select Board Marijuana Establishment License (Select Board's Office)

NEW: Marijuana Delivery Operator License

The Town is in the process of updating its bylaw to be consistent with the CCC's recently adopted language to expand delivery-only uses for adult-use cannabis. The new Marijuana Delivery Operator Licenses are available exclusively for Certified Economic Empowerment Priority Applicants (EEAs) and Social Equity Program (SEP) Participants for a minimum of three years. The Planning Department has submitted Articles 19 &  20, which outline the draft regulations pertaining to Marijuana Delivery Operator Licenses in the Town of Brookline. On June 3, 2021, Town Meeting voted in support of the proposed Delivery Regulations.

NEW: Marijuana Courier License

The Town is in the process of updating its bylaw to be consistent with the CCC's recently adopted language to expand delivery-only uses for adult-use cannabis. The new Marijuana Courier Licenses are available exclusively for Certified Economic Empowerment Priority Applicants (EEAs) and Social Equity Program (SEP) Participants for a minimum of three years. The Planning Department has submitted Articles 19 & 20, which outline the draft regulations pertaining to Marijuana Courier Licenses in the Town of Brookline. On June 3, 2021, Town Meeting voted in support of the proposed Delivery Regulations. 

Delivery Courier FAQ

The Delivery Courier FAQ answers some common questions relating to municipal taxes, regulations, and operations.

Please contact Monique Baldwin, Cannabis Licensing & Mitigation Coordinator, at mbaldwin@brooklinema.gov for any marijuana license-related matter.

Contact Us Cannabis Licensing & Mitigation Coordinator

Monique Baldwin

Cannabis Licensing & Mitigation Coordinator


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