Cannabis Control Commission Hears from Vineyarders
Steve Myrick

Two members of the newly-appointed state Cannabis Control Commission traveled to the Vineyard Tuesday for a listening session.

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Hearing Continues on Marijuana Cultivation Center
Alex Elvin

The West Tisbury zoning board is poised to decide whether to approve the Island’s first medical marijuana cultivation center.

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State Marijuana Licenses Exclude Vineyard and Nantucket
Sara Brown
The state Department of Public Health Friday released the list of the first applicants approved for a registered medical marijuana dispensary — with none in Dukes County, at least yet.

The state has given 20 applicants provisional approval for dispensary licenses. Two are in Barnstable County, one in Mashpee and one in Dennis, two in Plymouth County, one in Plymouth and one in Brockton.

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Four Vineyard Finalists for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
Four Vineyard applicants are among 100 finalists in the race to open medical marijuana dispensaries across the state. Two final applicants are from West Tisbury, and two are from Tisbury.
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Oak Bluffs Passes Medical Marijuana Dispensary District
Olivia Hull

After considerable debate, Oak Bluffs voters approved a bylaw regulating the location of medical marijuana dispensaries at a special town meeting Tuesday night. With the vote, three sites in town will now be included in a medical marijuana overlay district and opened to special permitting.

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Planning Board to Drop Dukes County Avenue From Dispensary Zones
Olivia Hull
The amendment would allow dispensaries by special permit at two lots on Dukes County avenue.
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West Tisbury Considers Marijuana Bylaws at Special Town Meeting
Remy Tumin
As West Tisbury prepares for a possible medical marijuana dispensary in town, a zoning bylaw to regulate dispensaries will come before voters at a special town meeting tonight at 7 p.m.
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Towns Plan Zoning Changes for Marijuana Dispensaries
Sara Brown

Nearly a year after Massachusetts voters agreed to legalize medical marijuana, Vineyard towns and marijuana dispensary applicants are navigating the regulatory process, mostly focusing on where dispensaries should be located on the Island.

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Voters in Aquinnah Back Budget, Nix Marijuana Bylaw
Remy Tumin

Aquinnah voters approved a hefty hike in the town operating budget for the coming year and backed a spending package to help restore and ready the Gay Head Light for moving at their annual town meeting Tuesday, but balked at a town bylaw to ban public consumption of marijuana.

“Isn’t there a no smoking law in any public place?” said Juli Vanderhoop, who questioned the need for the bylaw. “Smoke is smoke.”

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Oak Bluffs Narrowly Defeats Marijuana Dispensary Moratorium
Sara Brown

Oak Bluffs voters came out in favor of making the annual shark tournament catch- and-release only, narrowly turned down a temporary moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries and approved extensive repairs for town roads at a lengthy annual town meeting Tuesday.

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