Marijuana Uses

Overview

Thismarijuana leaf webpage has been created for informational and guidance purposes only. Parties seeking to establish such businesses in Webster are required to adhere to all local and State laws and regulations.

On this webpage you will find information and links pertaining to the establishment of marijuana related businesses in Webster including:

  • Local Regulations
  • Recreational Marijuana Retail Sales & Delivery Licenses
  • Other Marijuana Uses Allowed by Right
  • Zoning Information
  • Local Process Guidelines & Key Contacts
  • Marijuana Businesses currently located in Webster

Overview of Marijuana Uses Permitted by Local Zoning

Use Zoning Districts Allowed Zoning By-Law Reference
Craft Coooperative I - Industrial Section 650-20, District 6
Cultivation - Medical B4 - General Business 4
​I - Industrial
Section 650-17, District 4
​Section 650-20 - Industrial
Cultivation - Recreational / Retail I - Industrial Section 650-20, District 6
Independent Testing Laboratory I - Industrial Section 650-20, District 6
Manufacturing - Product I - Industrial Section 650-20, District 6
Rsearch Facilities I - Industrial Section 650-20, District 6
Retail Sales - Medical B4 - General Business 4 Section 650, Article X
Retail Sales - Recreational Recreational Marijuana Retail Sales Overlay District (RMRSOD) Section 650, Article XIII
Marijuana Establishments as an Accessory Use None; prohibited in all zones Section 650, Attachment 1: Table of Use Regulations
Temporary Moratorium (extened to 12/31/18) n/a - no longer in effect. Section 650, Article XII

Zoning Map and Parcel Information

Marijuana uses & local Licensing

Recreational Marijuana Retail Sales and delivery

The total number of marijuana retail licenses in Webster is limited to three (3) as follows:

  • Two (2) licenses based upon 20% of retail off-premise alcoholic beverage licenses issued under G.L. c. 183. (Article 11, Special Town Meeting, 1/13/20.)  
  • As of 11/24/21, one retail license has already been granted to The Vault.  One retail license is available.
  • Delivery uses, such as courier and operator, are defined in accordance with current Cannabis Control Commission regulations.
  • One (1) license restricted to only allow for delivery and that no in-person retail sales would be allowed pertaining to the third license. (Article 6, Annual Town Meeting, October 19, 2020)
  • As of 11/24/21 the one delivery license is available.
  • All other local requirements apply such as negotiating a Host Community Agreement with the Board of Selectmen, obtaining a Special Permit / Site Plan Approval from the Planning Board, obtaining a Marijuana Operating Permit from the Board of Health and other permits as necessary.

Other Marijuana Uses Identified in the Zoning By-Law

  • Allowed Uses as outlined in the Zoning By-law (see above).
  • Uses are allowed by right only in Industrial (I) zoning districts with a Special Permit.
  • No limit on the number of allowed uses. 
  • No separate local license required for allowed uses.
  • All other local requirements apply such as negotiating a Host Community Agreement with the Board of Selectmen, obtaining a Special Permit / Site Plan Approval from the Planning Board, obtaining a Marijuana Operating Permit from the Board of Health and other permits as necessary.

Local Process & Key Contacts

Local Process Guidelines - A guide to the various steps that will be required at the local level.

Key Contacts - this information is included in the Local Process Guidelines:

  • General inquiries, Host Agreements, Board of Selectmen appointments: Town Administrator – 508-949-3800 x4000, town.administrator@webster-ma.gov
  • Zoning, Special Permits, Development Team Appointments, Planning Board appointments: Ann Morgan, Director of Planning & Economic Development, 508-949-3800 x4010, planning@webster-ma.gov
  • Board of Health Regulations and Marijuana Operating Permit: Camille Griffin, MPH, REHS/RS, Health Director, 508-949-3800 x4002. boh@webster-ma.gov 

Current Marijuana Businesses in Webster

       
The Vault 70 Worcester Road B5 and RMRSOD Retail Sales - Recreational
Curaleaf Massachusetts 30 Worcester Road Industrial Cultivation - Medical, Recreational