Select Board reconsiders marijuana license process | NewsPosted by On

TEWKSBURY — The Tewks­bury Select Board met on Oct. 25, 2022 at town hall to discuss retail marijuana and a potential adaptive reuse of a hotel. Chair Todd Johnson joined remotely.

The board approved two National Grid pole petitions at Ipswich Street and East Street.

The board voted to ap­prove a change of category for the liquor license held by Cracker Barrel. The restaurant previously had a wine and malt li­cense, and sought to re­place it with an all alcohol license to be able to serve a broader range of drinks, including a potential brunch offering.

The board approved and posted the state election warrant for the Nov. 8, 2022 election. Residents can vote in person on election day at their polling place; election information is available at

The board discussed the retail marijuana application submission process. Initially, the town planned to review applications on a first-come, first-served ba­sis to allocate the town’s three retail marijuana li­censes following approval of the new retail marijuana bylaws at the state level after a favorable vote at Town Meeting.

Though several potential companies have held their required community meetings, chair Johnson said that the process would likely be slow and would take about three months before the board began considering applications. The board decided to…

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