As legal marijuana use edges closer to the Island’s mainstream, a group of community leaders concerned about potential negative effects on young people has assembled.

With recreational marijuana sales set to begin this summer in Massachusetts, the legal pot industry has yet to fully arrive on the Island.

In West Tisbury discussion continues over how to regulate the Island’s first medical marijuana dispensary.

West Tisbury selectmen are considering how to word an agreement with the owner of the first medical marijuana dispensary and cultivation facility.

A final public hearing by the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission on the Vineyard last week saw sparse attendance.


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