Marijuana Licensing Overview

Adult-use Marijuana Retail Establishments

The Town has a maximum cap of four Special Permits and four Licenses for retail marijuana establishments. As of March 2021, two establishments, NETA and Sanctuary Medicinals, have received Special Permits and Licenses. NETA and Sanctuary Medicinals are currently in operation. Two additional applications have been approved by the Zoning Board of Appeals; Mission Inc. and Comm Ave Canna. Neither Mission Inc. nor Comm Ave Canna has applied for a Marijuana Retail Establishment License.

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.

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.

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