Cannabis Control Commission Announces Move to Worcester’s Historic Union Station

Cannabis Control Commission Announces Move to Worcester’s Historic Union Station

New Phone Number and Email Domain Name Accompany the Agency’s Transition to a New Address

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

November 19, 2019

CONTACT: Cedric Sinclair, Director of Communications, 857-268-6454; Maryalice Gill, Press Secretary, 857-292-4891; cnbpress@mass.gov

BOSTON—The Cannabis Control Commission (Commission) will begin relocating to its permanent headquarters at historic Union Station in Worcester starting this week. In addition to new office space, there will be new contact information for Commissioners and staff.

“As we continue to build a new agency while simultaneously regulating a new industry for the Commonwealth, a permanent home and dedicated public meeting space is a welcome development for us and the many stakeholders we work alongside,” Commission Executive Director Shawn Collins said. “Locating in the ‘Heart of the Commonwealth’ will provide equal access to our agency and allow staff to quickly reach establishments dispersed throughout the state. This central location will also allow us to recruit and retain talented personnel from every corner of the Commonwealth. We are very excited about our move to Worcester and are grateful to our staff, the Worcester Redevelopment Authority, and the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance for their collaboration throughout this process.”

The Commission’s permanent headquarters will be located at Union Station, at 2 Washington Square, Worcester, MA 01604.

New Headquarters

Since its inception in 2017, the Commission has worked in temporary offices in Boston and held meetings and hearings in public facilities statewide. In 2018, Commissioners unanimously approved establishing its permanent headquarters in the City of Worcester for its cost efficiency and central location. The Commission selected Union Station as its headquarters after a public procurement process with the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance.  The Commission will maintain a satellite office in Boston.

The Commission has a 10-year lease to occupy 13,100 square feet of space at Union Station which will include a public meeting room. Commissioners and staff will start working from the new location on Tuesday, November 26.

On Friday, November 22 and Monday, November 25, the Commission’s phone lines will be closed, including for the patient support center, while the Commission moves from Boston to Worcester. The Commission’s offices and phone lines will reopen on Tuesday, November 26.

New Contact Information

In addition to its physical move, the Commission’s email addresses are changing. Starting Monday, November 18, staff emails began transitioning to a new domain at @CCCMass.Com. The new system will provide the agency and constituents enhanced user experience and faster, more secure service. Commissioners and staff will continue to have emails forwarded from their former addresses at @Mass.Gov until January 15, 2020.

Starting Tuesday, November 26 with the opening of the Worcester offices, the Commission’s phone number will be (774) 415-0200.

For more information about the Commission’s move, visit MassCannabisControl.Com, email the Commission at CannabisCommission@Mass.Gov, or follow the Commission on Facebook and Twitter.

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