Medical Marijuana

Whately to vote again on pot moratorium tonight

WHATELY — Tonight, voters will be asked to re-vote a proposal to put a temporary ban on medical marijuana dispensaries and cultivation centers in town.

In October, Whately residents voted 75-4 for the moratorium, but due to a mistake in the meeting posting, the state Attorney General’s Office is asking the town to vote again.

The moratorium will last until Sept. 30 and gives the town time to propose permanent local regulations to govern possible future medical pot dispensaries.

So far, no dispensary candidates have proposed locating facilities to Whately.

Townspeople will also be asked to consider two financial transfers.

First, the town will be asked to transfer $10,000 from the Water Department earnings for a billing software package that is compatible with a new meter system. Another $4,756 would be used to replace water meters.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Whately Elementary School.

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