Marijuana Licensing Regulations

State Laws

For the latest version of the State laws (Enabling Legislation, Statutes, and Regulations), please the Cannabis Control Commission's webpage, The Laws. Note the the CCC updated 935 CMR 500.000 (Adult Use of Marijuana) in December 2020.

State Cannabis Control Commission (CCC)

For enabling legislation, statutes, regulations, draft legislation, please visit the Cannabis Control Commission website.  Links to pertinent laws are listed below for reference. 

Statutes

Regulations

Town By-Laws

Pertinent Sections of the General By-Law

  • 8.30.2 – [LICENSE] Applicant’s Submission To Fingerprinting By The Brookline Police Department
  • 8.34 - REGISTERED MARIJUANA DISPENSARY (RMD) LICENSES
  • 8.37 - MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENTS*
  • 8.38 - MARIJUANA AND HEMP AND MARIJUANA AND HEMP PRODUCTS
  • (*) Warrant Article 21 - Amendment to Sec. 8.37 passed at Town Meeting Spring 2019

Pertinent Sections of the Zoning By-Law

[Online bylaw includes amendment passed at Town Meeting Fall 2018 changing the minimum between Marijuana establishments to 200 feet irrespective of whether it’s on the first or second floor.]

  • Sec. 2.13 – Definitions (all)
  • Table 4.07 – Tables of Uses
    • 20B
    • 20C
    • 29A
    • 29B
    • 36C
    • 38D
    • 46B
    • 65A
    • Footnote-2
  • Sec. 4.12 REGISTERED MARIJUANA DISPENSARY (RMD)
  • Sec. 4.13 MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENTS