4 Key Changes to Massachusetts Marijuana Regulations With Rules Now Finalized

4 Key Changes to Massachusetts Marijuana Regulations With Rules Now Finalized

The agency tasked with overseeing the cannabis industry has finalized its regulations.

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March 7, 2018
WBUR
Legislation State by State: Massachusetts

With less than four months to go before the first legal sales of adult-use marijuana are supposed to begin in Massachusetts, the agency tasked with overseeing the cannabis industry has finalized its regulations.

The Cannabis Control Commission voted unanimously to accept the rules that will govern the new legal industry. Commission Chair Steve Hoffman said he doesn't anticipate any potential roadblocks between now and July 1 when the first licensed retail stores will be allowed to open.

The commission will begin accepting applications for licenses to operate cannabis businesses on April 1.

Here are four key changes to the regulations since they were initially approved last December:

1. No Social Consumption Or Home Delivery For Now

The biggest change is that there will be no cannabis cafes, or weed delivery services until next year, at the earliest.

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