By David Rattigan Globe Correspondent  March 15, 2018

With a Rockport Town Meeting vote planned on whether to allow marijuana establishments to operate in town, the Board of Health, Planning Board, and Police Department have scheduled an informational session on the topic for April 3. The discussion will include defining what consitutes a recreational marijuana establishment, the risk and public safety implications of allowing establishments in town, and their health and financial implications. It will include a question-and-answer session. Massachusetts has legalized the use of marijuana, but the vote is strictly to determine whether Rockport wants to allow sales in the town. To pass, the measure must be approved by a two-thirds vote at Town Meeting, then be included on the ballot at the May 15 annual Town Election. The April 3 session is scheduled for the Rockport High School auditorium from 7 to 8:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Town Meeting is scheduled for April 7.

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