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Hearing set on nonmedical marijuana ban

Weymouth residents will get a chance to express their opinions of a proposal to ban nonmedical marijuana businesses in town at a public hearing scheduled for Feb. 20.

The proposal would prohibit all nonmedical marijuana establishments throughout Weymouth. That includes retailers, cultivators, manufacturers, and testing facilities, according to the ordinance submitted to the Town Council by Mayor Robert Hedlund’s office.

Hedlund originally had proposed a townwide ballot question on the ban, but the Town Council nixed that idea last summer and Hedlund came back with the proposal as a change in town ordinances.

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The Town Council has the authority to make changes in town ordinances.

Johanna Seltz can be reached at seltzjohanna@gmail.com.