Voters in Brooks gave their OK June 13 to enacting an ordinance in town that prohibits retail marijuana stores and social clubs.

By a vote of 54 in favor to 38 opposed, residents approved enacting an ordinance that prevents retail marijuana stores, growing facilities, marijuana product manufacturing facilities and testing facilities from opening in town. The ordinance also prohibits retail marijuana social clubs.

The ordinance does not apply to medical marijuana use.

Several Waldo County towns have considered ordinances related to marijuana stores and social clubs, and have implemented moratoriums to give town officials time to draft rules regulating those types of businesses. The state has also enacted a moratorium to give lawmakers time to set up the necessary licensing and regulatory framework.

Last November, voters approved legalizing marijuana for recreational use. The law allows people 21 and older to possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana, to have six mature plants, 12 immature plants and an unlimited number of seedlings.

It is still illegal to drive while under the influence of marijuana, to use marijuana products in public and to give marijuana products to people under the age of 21.

Brooks’ ordinance goes into effect immediately and will remain in effect until it is changed or repealed.