Draft Regulations Proposing Changes to Adult Use, Medical Use of Marijuana Programs Now Available, Open to Public Comment

Public comment on draft regulations will be accepted through August 15*

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

July 2, 2019

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

BOSTON—The Cannabis Control Commission (Commission) today filed with the Secretary of State’s Regulation Division draft changes to Massachusetts’ adult use and medical use of cannabis regulations. Copies of the filings are available for download at MassCannabisControl.com/Documents/.

Public hearings on the drafts will be held next month and a public comment period will be open through August 15.* Please note the updated public comment period is the result of a scheduling change for the related public hearings, which will be held:

• Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 10 a.m.
Health Policy Commission
50 Milk Street, 8th Floor
Boston, MA 02110

• Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 10 a.m.
Western New England University School of Law
Moot Court Room
1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01119

Residents may view the Notice of Public Hearing and Comment and email public comments on the drafts to CannabisCommission@mass.gov.

After August 15, the Commission will reconvene to consider the public’s feedback and vote again on the final changes before new regulations are promulgated by the Secretary. The proposed revisions are based upon several public policy meetings and include new license types as well as unified application, enforcement, and administrative processes for the adult and medical use programs. In addition to adjusting fees, the Commission has agreed to eliminate annual registration fees for patients.

For a summary of other policy changes, visit MassCannabisControl.com. Video recordings of the Commission’s previous public policy discussions regarding the draft regulations are available on Facebook and YouTube.

For more information, contact the Commission at 617-701-8400, email the Commission at CannabisCommission@mass.gov, or follow the Commission on Twitter.

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