Marijuana and Public Health


Recreational Marijuana Establishments are banned in the Town of Rockport as of the Town's May 15, 2018 Election. 

In the spring of 2018, the Board of Health updated its Tobacco Regulations to include beaches as another area (along with parks and other areas) where smoking of any kind (cigarettes, marijuana, vaping, e-cigarettes, etc.) is banned.  Smoking of recreational marijuana is not allowed in public.

Also in the spring of 2018, the Board of Health adopted Placeholder Regulations for Marijuana.

The following information is from the Centers for Disease Control, Massachusetts Dept of Public Health, and the National Institutes of Health, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

The Centers For Disease Control has strong evidence that marijuana use may lead to:

The Centers For Disease Control has some evidence that marijuana use may also lead to:

For more information about marijuana: