Retail Marijuana Uses Public Meeting

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 6:00pm
Kendall Meeting Room, John C. Coombs Municipal Building at 13 School Street
The Select Board will be holding a joint meeting with the Planning Board to discuss the following issues with the public:
  •  which marijuana retail establishments should be allowed/not allowed inTown; 
  •  the permitting process and standards that the Town should require for the uses that will be allowed; and
  •  the process/schedule the Town will use to address these issues.
At a Special Town Meeting on December 14, 2016, the Town adopted an ordinance entitled ‘’Town of Bowdoinham Moratorium Ordinance Regarding Recreational Marijuana Retail Establishments and Social Clubs.”   A moratorium temporarily prohibitis an activity/use, in this case marijuana retail establishments, (including retail marijuana cultivation facilities, retail marijuana products manufacturing facilities,retail marijuana  testing facilities and retail marijuana stores) and marijuana social clubs.  This moratoium is gives the Town 180 days to consider the potential impacts that such establishments and social clubs may have on the Town and its residents, and if needed,to implement the necessary amendments to the Town’s Land Use Ordinances in order to address/regulate  these uses.  If the Town needs more time to discuss and create regulations for these uses, then the Select Board can extend the moratorium for up to another 180 days after holding a public hearing on the issue.
    For more information, please contact William Post at or 666-5531, or Nicole Briand at
Moratorium Ordinance Regarding Recreational Marijuana Retail Establishments and Social Clubs61.64 KB
Recreational Marijuana Legislation147 KB