All Marijuana Establishments go through a two-step process with multiple opportunities for public comment.
- As part of the application process for a Special Permit, the applicant must obtain reports from Police Fire, Health, Transportation Departments and sign off from the Building and Planning Departments for that particular Marijuana Establishment and its specific location. The Departments will generate reports to the Zoning Board of Appeals based on their expertise and any pertinent public feedback. The Zoning Board of Appeals will consider the reports in determining whether or not to issue a Special Permit.
- The license application process is similar to that for liquor licenses. The Select Board determines whether an applicant should be issued a license.
The applicant cannot open for business without a Special Permit from the Zoning Board of Appeals, a license from the Select Board, and a license from the State.