For an industry just getting to its feet in Massachusetts, the Cannabis Control Commission’s decision to shut down adult-use retail stores is a painful hit, said Peter Bernard, President and CEO of the Massachusetts Grower Advocacy Council. Source: On 4/20 no celebration for the state’s marijuana retail industry. The coronavirus pandemic is hurting the adult-use…

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GOV. CHARLIE BAKER on Wednesday fended off questions about his decision to declare recreational marijuana businesses non-essential by saying he’s focused on the expected surge in COVID-19 cases and the effort to save thousands of lives. Baker is facing pushback from the recreational marijuana industry for his decision to declare it nonessential while deeming package(…)…

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The state Cannabis Control Commission, as part of a listening tour to consider potential revisions to current marijuana regulations, heard pleas to reduce red tape and fees for new businesses, expand opportunities for minorities and women, and reduce product costs. Source: Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission hears calls for less red tape, lower-cost products – masslive.com

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