School officials urge ban on marijuana businesses

Hingham officials are taking up the question of whether to allow recreational marijuana businesses in town, and school officials are hoping the answer is “no.”

In a resolution Monday night, school officials called on the Planning Board to propose that a ban on all recreational marijuana establishments be put in place before the town’s temporary moratorium expires in June.

“The legalization of marijuana sends a false message to adolescents that using marijuana is safe and acceptable,” the resolution reads in part.


The Planning Board is expected to discuss the matter at its Nov. 27 meeting and begin public hearings in January, according to Mary Savage-Dunham, director of community planning.

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Selectmen will also be discussing whether to endorse any bylaw changes that would be decided at Town Meeting.

Information on the topic is available on the Planning Board’s page on the town’s website, at

Jean Lang can be reached at