On November 6, 2012, Ballot Question 3, “An Initiative Petition for a Law for Humanitarian Medical Use of Marijuana” passed with 63.3% of the vote (61.96% in Worcester), making Massachusetts the 18th state in the nation to approve the use of marijuana for medical purposes.
For the most up to date information about state licensing of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, please visit Mass.gov's Health and Human Services Website.
Worcester is drafting its first city-wide master plan since 1987. The final document will include existing conditions, identification of issues and opportunities, and recommended actions pertaining to land use and zoning, housing, economic development, transportation and accessibility, public infrastructure, and more. Public feedback and community engagement will be critical to the creation of the master plan.