Where Marijuana Stores Can — And Can't — Open In Mass.

Recreational marijuana sales are now legal in Massachusetts. But there are some cities and towns that might never sell a single bud.

More than 80 communities have enacted an outright ban on recreational marijuana shops. Another 110 have some sort of moratorium in place, ostensibly to give the city or town time to put zoning rules in place. Most moratoriums are set to expire at the end of this year. (A recent decision by Attorney General Maura Healey's office will let towns extend their temporary bans through the end of next year.)

Note: We'll be updating this map as more municipalities add bans, for example, or moratoriums drop off. This map is current as of July 2, 2018. 

This article was originally published on June 28, 2018.


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