In a letter to the City Council, Mayor Fuller asked councilors to docket three separate ballot questions about marijuana retail shops on the November 2018 ballot. 

Click here to read Mayor Fuller’s memo.

Proposed questions are:

1. Shall the city adopt the following general ordinance?

All recreational marijuana retail establishments shall be prohibited from operating in the City of Newton.

2. Shall the city adopt the following general ordinance?

The number of recreational marijuana retail establishments shall be not fewer than two (2) nor more than four (4) establishments set by a general ordinance adopted by the City Council notwithstanding M.G.L. Chapter 94 G, Sec 3 (a)(2)(ii).

3. Shall the city adopt the following general ordinance?

The number of recreational marijuana retail establishments shall be not fewer than two (2) nor more than eight (8) establishments set by a general ordinance adopted by the City Council notwithstanding M.G.L. Chapter 94 G, Sec 3 (a)(2)(ii).

Click here to read docket item.

Instructions would direct voters that these are three separate questions, each requiring a majority vote to pass. If more than one passes, the question with the highest number of votes prevails. 

 

 







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