SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Springfield City Council hopes to soon finalize their regulations for recreational marijuana.
The council’s proposal would allow 15 pot shops to operate in the city of Springfield.
Springfield city councilors voted 7 to 3 to approve draft regulations for recreational marijuana at their meeting Tuesday night.
The proposal would allow up to 15 pot shops to open in the city but they would only be permitted on 58 streets that are in businesses or industrial zones.
Recreational marijuana also would not be allowed to be sold between 9 p.m. and 8 a.m.
“Right now we are trying to build some revenue to make our city fabulous and on the map, and now we have MGM here, so why not enjoy the revenue and get all the dollars,” Shalonda Mabry said.
City Council President Orlando Ramos told 22News they’ve been contacted by several interested marijuana dispensaries, but they can’t begin discussions until the ordinance is finalized.