Health Board Considers Marijuana Regs Tonight

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The Haverhill Board of Health holds a public hearing tonight to “consider regulation relative to the Sales of Medical Marijuana in the City of Haverhill.”

Last November, Haverhill city councilors adopted its Administration and Finance Committee’s plan to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in areas of the Broadway business park, near routes 97 and 495. At the time, they rejected pleas to add more areas for marijuana facilities and a planning board recommendation to omit northerly areas of the business park.

Last week, city councilors unanimously approved an“ordinance relating to peace and order.” The news law prohibits consumption of marijuana, medical marijuana or THC “in or upon any public way, or upon any way to which the public has a right of access, or any place which members of the public have access as invitees or licensees, in any park, playground, or recreation area, in a schoolhouse or on school grounds owned by the City of Haverhill.”

The meeting of the Haverhill Board of Health will be held at 7 p.m., tonight, in room 301, City Hall, 4 Summer Street, Haverhill.