This week, the state attorney general's office ruled that towns can regulate, but not ban medical marijuana dispensaries, according to the Boston Herald.
The decision struck down Wakefield's ban, with the attorney general's office saying, “The act’s legislative purpose could not be served if a municipality could prohibit treatment centers within its borders, for if one municipality could do so, presumably all could do so,” reported the Herald.
Town Council President Debra Dagwan said she is not surprised the Attorney General struck down Wakefield's ban.
"It's a law, you can't go against the law," Dagwan said in a telephone interview.
The Town of Barnstable's moratorium will remain in effect 180 days after the Department of Health finalizes medical marijuana regulations, which should go into effect in May.
"The moratorium will give us more time to look into the Department of Health's regulations and more time to find the best place for a dispensary," Dagwan said. "We have to try to find a way to mold it and make it fit within our community."
While Town Council is hard at work, we want to know what you think? Where do you think is the best place to have a medical marijuana dispensary in Barnstable? Let us know in the comments section.