Cannabis Control Commission proposing pot lounges, nonmedical delivery services

BOSTON — After unanimously agreeing to them last week, cannabis regulators released rewritten rules Tuesday that would govern both sides of the legal marijuana world, proposing regulations to eliminate an annual fee for medical patients and set the stage for home delivery of recreational marijuana and marijuana vaping lounges.

The Cannabis Control Commission set out to revise and republish its slate of regulations after assuming control of the medical marijuana program from the Department of Public Health in December and as regulators approved the first licensed pot stores in Massachusetts. The product of months of policy discussions and hearings, the new draft regulations for the medical marijuana world as well as the adult-use or recreational industry will be open for public input until Aug. 16.

“This has been painstaking; this has been hard,” CCC Chairman Steven Hoffman said last Thursday, thanking staff members for their work on the draft regulations. The CCC voted 5-0 Thursday to approve the draft regulations, but they were not released publicly until Tuesday.

Read the full article by Colin A. Young from The Daily Hampshire Gazette here.

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