Cannabis Advisory Board votes on marijuana home delivery recommendations

By Lauren Frias, Boston University Statehouse Program

Posted Feb 16, 2019 at 7:24 PM Updated Feb 16, 2019 at 9:15 PM

BOSTON – The next step in expanding the recreational marijuana industry in Massachusetts – and opening the door to smaller companies – should include allowing home delivery, an advisory panel has recommended.The nonbinding recommendations of the Cannabis Advisory Board were approved Thursday after a debate that focused on licensing, security and equity of the availability of delivery-only cannabis in Massachusetts.They were part of 48 proposals, which also include regulations on social consumption of marijuana, that will eventually be forwarded to the five-member Cannabis Control Commission for potential adoption.Recommendations included establishing a “tightly regulated delivery framework” to support law enforcement concern and efforts, creating delivery-only licenses to marijuana startups since they require less capital to launch, and developing a program “to promote employment of economic empowerment and equity applicants in any delivery program.”

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