The Damariscotta Board of Selectmen is conducting a survey asking how, if at all, the town should regulate retail marijuana shops, social clubs, commercial cultivation, and other operations.
The selectmen instructed Town Manager Matt Lutkus to circulate the survey through the town’s website and email newsletter during the board’s meeting Tuesday, Sept. 5. Paper copies of the survey will also be available at the Damariscotta town office.
The 18-question survey asks questions about whether the town should prohibit the sale, commercial cultivation, manufacturing, and testing of marijuana and marijuana products in Damariscotta. Subsequent questions ask whether the town should restrict the number of such businesses or regulate their location.
The final question asks for the respondent’s town of residence. The town hopes to hear from both Damariscotta residents and residents of surrounding towns, Lutkus said.
The survey will be available for a month, at the end of which the town will hold a community conversation about the results.DAMsurvey-requested by chris