In 2012, residents of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts voted to legalize the cultivation and sale of medical marijuana by a 63.3%- 36.7% margin. The residents of Northampton voted 75% in favor.
In 2016, residents of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts voted to legalize non-medical, adult use marijuana by a margin of 53.7%-46.3%. The residents of Northampton voted in favor of legalization by 67%.
Those interested in locating and licensing a medical or adult use marijuana facility in the City of Northampton are encouraged to contact the Office of Mayor David Narkewicz to schedule an introductory meeting to discuss the proposed business in advance of conducting a neighborhood outreach meeting. You can submit an online scheduling request here.
Interested marijuana facility operators are also encouraged to review our zoning ordinances, which were updated in early 2018 to include both medical and adult use marijuana cultivation, processing, manufacturing, testing, and sales. If you have any questions about our zoning or building regulations, please contact either our Office of Planning and Sustainability at (413) 587-1262 or the Building Department at (413) 587-1240.
Chapter 350 of the City of Northampton Code of Ordinances covers Zoning. For specific sections relating to marijuana see the following links: