Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


December 19, 2013

Medical pot clinic bylaw in works

Plan would establish districts for dispensaries


The current proposal would create districts near North Reading, Wilmington and Tewksbury to the south, or Lawrence to the north.

Selectmen Chairman Alex Vispoli suggested reaching out to neighboring communities so that they know Andover is planning on locating the districts near their boundaries.

Materazzo said he has already talked to officials in Wilmington and Tewksbury and has reached out to businesses in the River Road area.

“We are getting the word out there,” he said, adding that he hoped selectmen and other town officials could “marinate on it and after the holidays we can define where we’re going on this.”

Town Manager Buzz Stapczynski said that in order to get the bylaw on the warrant for May, the wording has to be worked out by the end of January, although it could be amended up to March.

“We want a heads up on what you’re looking for,” he said.

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