Springfield city council focusing on marijuana regulations

Hampden County

Dozens gathered in Indian Orchard Thursday night for a city council meeting regarding marijuana regulations in the city.

The city council is currently in the process of regulating the zoning ordinance for recreational marijuana.

The ordinance was presented to the planning board last week, and will come before the city council for a final vote on Tuesday.

One of the topics discussed at Thursday’s meeting covered marijuana use in the workplace.

Springfield City Council President Orlando Ramos told 22News, it’s up to the employer.

“If an employer doesn’t want his or her employees using marijuana outside of work because it impacts their performance at work,” said Ramos. “The employer has the option to establish their own rules or regulations regarding marijuana at the workplace.”

Using marijuana in public and at work is illegal.

The current ordinance limits the amount of recreational marijuana shops in Springfield to 15. 

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