Tweaks to the city of North Adams’ ordinances for licensed marijuana establishments have expanded the regulations to include medical marijuana establishments.

The Berkshire Eagle reports that the changes, approved by the Planning Board last week and now headed to the City Council for final approval, reflect the disparity between the draft regulations introduced by the state Cannabis Control Commission and what it ultimately enacted.

The adjustments include tweaking language so that the regulations apply to both recreational and medical marijuana establishments and place a limit of one medical marijuana establishment citywide.

The regulations also limit marijuana retailers to commercial and industrial zones and all other marijuana businesses to industrial zones only.

Marijuana retailers must also be at least 500 feet away from "any school, day care center or similar facility where organized youth activities occur."

All marijuana businesses require a special permit from the city's Planning Board.

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