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Town puts medical marijuana moratorium in place

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The town recently joined the ranks of communities that have adopted temporary moratoriums on medical marijuana dispensaries locating within their borders. The moratorium, which is effective through Sept. 30, 2014, was approved by a unanimous vote of Town Meeting, according to Town Manager Scott Crabtree, who proposed the measure. The state is reviewing applications from organizations seeking licenses to open dispensaries as a result of the 2012 voter-approved ballot measure legalizing medical marijuana. The moratorium is intended to give Saugus time to develop a zoning bylaw regulating the location of medical marijuana dispensaries in town, and the Health and Police departments time to craft regulations governing the operation of the facilities. “The town is sensitive to the fact that people have medical issues and this has been legalized,” Crabtree said. “But we are also sensitive in considering how this will impact the community and where these would actually be located and operated.”

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