Marijuana Licensing Regulations

State Laws

For the latest version of the State laws (Enabling Legislation, Statutes, and Regulations), please the Cannabis Control Commission's webpage, The Laws. Note the the CCC updated 935 CMR 500.000 (Adult Use of Marijuana) in November 2019.

Current Events: November 30, 2020, the CCC created a new license type; Delivery Operators. Read More

TOWN REGISTERED MARIJUANA DISPENSARY (RMD) REGULATIONS 


By-Laws

Pertinent Sections of the General By-Law

  • 8.30.2 – [LICENSE] Applicant’s Submission To Fingerprinting By The Brookline Police Department
  • 8.34 - REGISTERED MARIJUANA DISPENSARY (RMD) LICENSES
  • 8.37 - MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENTS*
  • 8.38 - MARIJUANA AND HEMP AND MARIJUANA AND HEMP PRODUCTS
  • (*) Warrant Article 21 - Amendment to Sec. 8.37 passed at Town Meeting Spring 2019

Pertinent Sections of the Zoning By-Law 

[Online bylaw includes amendment passed at Town Meeting Fall 2018 changing the minimum between Marijuana establishments to 200 feet irrespective of whether it’s on the first or second floor.]

  • Sec. 2.13 – Definitions (all)
  • Table 4.07 – Tables of Uses
    • 20B
    • 20C
    • 29A
    • 29B
    • 36C
    • 38D
    • 46B
    • 65A
    • Footnote-2
  • Sec. 4.12 REGISTERED MARIJUANA DISPENSARY (RMD)
  • Sec. 4.13 MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENTS

Warrant Articles 2021: 

  1. Amend Article 8.37 of the Town’s General Bylaws pertaining to Marijuana Establishments (Planning and Community Development Department)
  2. Amend the Town’s Zoning Bylaws to conform to amended state regulations pertaining to the licensing and regulation of Marijuana Couriers and Delivery Operators.   (Planning and Community Development Department)