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Massachusetts Lawmakers Approve Adult-Use Cannabis Home Delivery

Marijuana home delivery is coming to Massachusetts after receiving the green light from state regulators on Monday. The state’s Cannabis Control Commission approved new regulations that will open the door for pot being delivered directly to your door in the commonwealth. The commission created two types of licenses for delivery, according to local television station WCVB: one for “marijuana couriers” who “will be allowed charge a fee to make deliveries from a retailer or dispensary to the customer,” and another for “marijuana delivery operators,” who will be “permitted to buy wholesale products and make deliveries from their own warehouse.” According […]

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Massachusetts Cannabis Sales Top $1 Billion – THCnet

Over the last two years, adult-use cannabis retailers in Massachusetts have eclipsed more than $1 billion in gross sales. Why it matters: Massachusetts is a home to more than 6.8 million residents and was the first state on the east coast to initiate recreational marijuana sales in 2018, making it an important market for ambitious multi-state operators such as Curaleaf, Green Thumb Industries and Cresco Labs, among others. The details: The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission, citing data from the state’s Metrc “seed-to-sale” tracking system, last week reported that 80 dispensary operators in the Bay State had combined to sell $1,000,521,905 […]

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Massachusetts Implements Coronavirus-Related Business Curfew that Requires Adult-Use Cannabis Sales to End at 9:30 p.m. – Cannabis Business Times

Editor’s note: This story was originally published on Sept. 28, 2020. On Nov. 7, the election was called in Joe Biden’s favor.  With just over 30 days until Election Day, the cannabis industry is surely wondering what impact the results of the 2020 election could have on cannabis policy reform efforts, particularly when it comes to the presidential race between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. “The industry has two choices, like the rest of the country—more of the same or change,” Mark Alderman, chairman of Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies, tells Cannabis Business Times and Cannabis Dispensary. “More of the same […]

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Cannabis Control Commission Approves Policy Changes for Adult Use Delivery in Massachusetts – JD Supra

On Tuesday, October 20, 2020, the Cannabis Control Commission (the “Commission”) approved several policy changes with respect to its draft regulations; the most significant change being the re-categorization of two Marijuana Establishment types which, if enacted, would authorize licensees to provide limited delivery services to adult-use cannabis consumers in the Commonwealth. The approval comes after a public comment period which ended on October 15. A final vote on all policy changes to both the adult-use and medical marijuana regulations is scheduled to be held at a public meeting on October 29. In its press release, the Commission states that the […]

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Massachusetts cannabis regulators delay marijuana delivery rules after objections from lawmakers – MassLive.com

There will be no vote this week on the Cannabis Control Commission’s latest rewrite of its regulations, including the marijuana delivery framework recently agreed to, after all. The CCC announced Tuesday that the meeting planned for Thursday, at which regulators were to take a final vote on a suite of new regulations, has been postponed one month until Nov. 30 and that the agency will give people yet another chance to weigh in with comments on delivery plans. The decision to delay the vote comes after a group of 19 state lawmakers had pressed the commission to “revisit your timeline […]

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US: Massachusetts Declared Worst State in Relation to Vape Rules – Vaping Post

The CCC is a consumer and lifestyle freedom advocacy organization. The rating was reported by the center’s recently published United States vaping index, which “categorizes and ranks each state based on its consumer-friendly regulatory approach to vaping products.” H4183 California, Illinois, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island, are next on the list as most non-consumer-friendly states for vapers. Last December, H4183 was approved by a vote of 127 to 31, and set in place a harsh 75% tax and flavour ban across Massachusetts. The bill also allows the police to seize vehicles in which they find untaxed vaping products. […]

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Massachusetts cannabis regulators put cap on number of marijuana delivery licenses – MassLive.com

After wading through a raft of comments from municipal leaders, established industry players and advocates, marijuana regulators on Tuesday ironed out the final wrinkles of their plan to establish a structure for home delivery of marijuana and create new business opportunities — and rejected a proposal to delay delivery until 2023. Home delivery of marijuana has long been allowed under the state’s medical marijuana program, and advocates pushed for a delivery-only license in the recreational market, arguing that it will help level the playing field between large corporations and small businesses because the barriers to entry for delivery are typically […]

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Cannabis Control Commission Approves Policy Changes to Proposed Regulations for Adult-Use Delivery in Massachusetts – Cannabis Dispensary

WORCESTER—PRESS RELEASE—Following a public comment period that closed Oct. 15, the Cannabis Control Commission on Oct. 20 approved additional policy changes to its draft regulations that establish two Marijuana Establishment types authorized to provide limited delivery services to adult-use cannabis consumers in the Commonwealth. A final vote on all modifications to Massachusetts’ adult and medical use of marijuana regulations will occur at a subsequent public meeting slated for Oct. 29. To that end, among the additional delivery changes approved Tuesday, Commissioners put in place operations restrictions, modified caps on ownership and control, and limits to financial relationships with third-party technology […]

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Massachusetts Tops List of Worst States for Vaping Regs – InsideSources

The Consumer Choice Center (CCC), a consumer and lifestyle freedom advocacy organization, has declared Massachusetts one of the worst U.S. states for vaping regulation. California, Illinois, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island are the other five states considered hostile environments for the product category, according to the center’s recently published United States vaping index. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, a Republican, announced a multifaceted campaign against vaping products amid a rash of lung injuries associated with the behavior. As a result, the Baker administration has backed the implementation of invasive flavor bans and heavy taxation on flavored vaping products. The […]

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Maine joins Massachusetts, opening doors to recreational pot sales

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Mainers got their first opportunity to legally buy marijuana for recreational use, but a supply shortage was a potential buzzkill. Retailers blame the pandemic and a limited number of licensed manufacturers for reducing the variety of products available. Licenses were issued only a month ago, causing retailers to scramble to stock their shelves. That didn’t deter shoppers. Read the rest of this story on BostonHerald.com. ShareThis post was originally published on this site

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