The town of Greenfield is looking to become another in a growing list of those in Massachusetts where you must be 21 to purchase tobacco products.
On March 11th at 5pm the Greenfield Board of Health is holding a public hearing at 20 Sanderson Street on the consideration to amend existing tobacco regulations to include the 21-year-old age.
Located in Franklin County, Greenfield is looking to follow in the footsteps of its county neighbors Montague and Leverett who will go 21 in July.
Greenfield, Massachusetts is home to 17,456 over 21.89 square miles and was founded in 1686.
UPDATE 3/12: Despite a divided public hearing, the three member Board of Health voted unanimously to ban the sale of tobacco to anyone under the age of 21, banished most flavored tobacco products and limit the number of retail tobacco permits at 25.
The new regulations go into effect on July 1st as Greenfield becomes the 52 community in the state to raise its age to 21.