SANDWICH –Sandwich Selectmen have agreed to put an article on the Town Election ballot that bans recreational marijuana sales in the town.
The measure passed by a 4-1 vote.
Plans for a zoning moratorium that would temporarily prohibit marijuana retail shops from opening up, is going to the town’s planning board.
Selectmen have agreed to put the moratorium on the warrant for Annual Town Meeting on May 1.
Sandwich residents will vote on the recreational marijuana sales ban that prohibits shops from opening permanently at Town Election on May 4.
“In order to make this thing really representative of the community voting on this, we put it on the ballot,” said selectman Frank Pannorfi.
Currently, the state recreational marijuana law allows for the personal use and growing of one ounce or less of marijuana for those over the age of 21.
“It’s the sale, we’re not stopping recreational marijuana, if somebody buys something outside, if that were to pass, we’re saying the sale, the retail sale of,” said Pannorfi.
By JUSTIN SAUNDERS, CapeCod.com Newscenter