Island towns are beginning to grapple with implications of the recreational marijuana law enacted a year ago.

The state is still developing rules and guidelines for the retail sale of marijuana, which will be allowed beginning July 1, 2018.

In Edgartown voters will decide at a special town meeting next month whether to adopt a temporary moratorium on recreational sales of marijuana.

On the same night, Oak Bluffs voters will decide whether to approve overlay zoning districts where recreational marijuana can be sold. The districts mirror the same districts where the sale of medical marijuana is allowed under zoning changes enacted in 2013. All are away from Circuit avenue.

Tisbury town officials are just beginning discussion about how and where to regulate retail marijuana sales.

Oak Bluffs planning board chairman Ewell Hopkins said only a handful of people attended an Oct. 12 public hearing on the proposed zoning changes, and so far there appears to be little opposition.

“Surprisingly not,” Mr. Hopkins said.

The overlay district covers the special medical district where the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital is located, five small lots near Holmes Hole Road and Upland Drive, and four lots bordering the Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road and Head of the Pond Road.

Mr. Hopkins said the reason for the lack of interest could be the three relatively remote locations where recreational marijuana establishments could be located.

“Now if we tried to put it downtown, on Circuit avenue, I bet the place would be packed,” he said.

Oak Bluffs voters will vote on the proposed change to zoning bylaws at a Nov. 14 special town meeting.

Also on Nov. 14, special town meeting voters in Edgartown will decide whether to declare a temporary moratorium on recreational marijuana sales.

The moratorium would last until Dec. 31, 2018.

At a public hearing before the Edgartown planning board last week, no one from the public spoke for or against the moratorium.

Police chief David Rossi said until the state issues regulations for marijuana establishments, waiting is the best option.

“The regulations haven’t been set on this,” he said, adding: “We can make a choice down the road with more information.”

The planning board also approved an article which outlines the role of police officers in enforcing the marijuana laws.

The proposed article would prohibit the use of marijuana on town property or anyplace accessible to the public. That would include streets, parks, beaches, and buses.

In the up-Island towns of West Tisbury, Chilmark and Aquinnah, no zoning bylaw changes are under consideration to regulate recreational marijuana.

West Tisbury planning board chairman Virginia Jones said the issue was briefly discussed at a meeting last week.

“Until there is a proposal, or someone presents us with a plan, we’re not going to discuss it,” Mrs. Jones said.

Aquinnah planning board chairman Peter Temple said he forsees no future zoning changes relating to marijuana in his town.

“People can have a home-based business for plants they grow at home, so if somebody wanted to, they already have the right to do that,” Mr. Temple said. “I don’t think we would try to stop that. We don’t have schools, so some of these other issue don’t come up here.”

Meanwhile, plans are moving forward for the Island’s only approved medical marijuana facility in West Tisbury, scheduled to be operational about a year from now.

In late summer the town zoning board of appeals approved a plan proposed by Patient Centric of Martha’s Vineyard, owned by Geoff Rose, to locate a dispensary at 510 State Road. A cultivation and testing facility will be built on property off Dr. Fisher Road.