What are the rules for marijuana establishments?


The State regulations are extensive and complex, compiled in an 88-page document that governs various use types (grow, sell, etc.). State regulations do not give much local control over Marijuana Establishments, which is why the Town proposed the regulatory scheme included in Warrant Articles 17 to 22. To review current State regulations, please visit the links to the Enabling Legislation on Cannabis Control Commission site.


Find our local rules on our Marijuana Licensing Regulations page.

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1. I’ve heard Brookline is a “yes” community- what is a “yes” community, and how does living in a “yes” community impact me?
2. What are the rules for marijuana establishments?
3. How were the town by-laws drafted?
4. Where can marijuana establishments locate in Brookline?
5. What does a licensing scheme do?
6. What is the maximum number of marijuana retailers in town?
7. Why set a cap of 20% for marijuana retailers?
8. Why can’t we ban all marijuana establishments?
9. Can people consume marijuana in public?
10. Will this ban my use of marijuana in my home?
11. Can people consume marijuana in restaurants?
12. Can an existing store also sell marijuana?
13. Can i just walk in and buy recreational marijuana?
14. Are marijuana establishments secure?
15. How do I apply for license to open a marijuana establishment in Brookline?
16. How do I stay informed through the public process in respect to future marijuana licenses?