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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By Shira Schoenberg | [email protected] Should all marijuana delivery trucks be required to have a video system in the driver and storage areas? Should drivers be required to wear body cameras to record deliveries? Should delivery be limited only to cities and towns that allow marijuana businesses?These are some of the tricky questions the Cannabis…

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Despite a well-intentioned social equity program in Massachusetts that aims to provide a pathway into the cannabis industry for victims of the war on drugs, few have jumped at the opportunity.Only five entrepreneurs have turned in business license applications, though 123 permits are up for grabs, according to Masslive.com.The situation may reflect the high barriers…

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