Marijuana law and legislation

Task Force Aims to Combat Marijuana Use Among Youth

As legal marijuana use edges closer to the Island’s mainstream, a group of community leaders concerned about potential negative effects on young people has assembled.

Marijuana Sales Are Legal, But No Outlets on Island

With recreational marijuana sales set to begin this summer in Massachusetts, the legal pot industry has yet to fully arrive on the Island.

Host Marijuana Agreement, Drive-In Movies Occupy Selectmen

In West Tisbury discussion continues over how to regulate the Island’s first medical marijuana dispensary.

As Medical Marijuana Nears Reality, Selectmen Consider Rules

West Tisbury selectmen are considering how to word an agreement with the owner of the first medical marijuana dispensary and cultivation facility.

Marijuana Hearing Sees Small Turnout

A final public hearing by the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission on the Vineyard last week saw sparse attendance.

Towns Consider How to Regulate Retail Marijuana Sales

Island towns are beginning to grapple with implications of the recreational marijuana law enacted a year ago.

Cannabis Control Commission Hears from Vineyarders

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

Hearing Continues on Marijuana Cultivation Center

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

State Marijuana Licenses Exclude Vineyard and Nantucket

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.

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.