• December 2, 2020

Massachusetts takes statewide approach to cannabis consumption

 Massachusetts takes statewide approach to cannabis consumption

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While Denver has been slow to implement a regulatory system for marijuana consumption establishments – despite receiving a directive from voters in November 2016 – Massachusetts appears to be taking a more robust statewide approach.

As Massachusetts Cannabis Commissioner Shaleen Title tells The Boston Globe, “If we give people a place that’s regulated, that’s overseen by trained staff, and where you can use in a responsible way and don’t have to hide, I think that can only be good.”

The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission last month took preliminary votes to allow for businesses where cannabis products can be consumed on site, and to permit home delivery of cannabis. After taking comments from the public, the agency will enact final rules by March 15. Cannabis sales are scheduled to begin July 1.

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Peter Marcus

Peter Marcus

Peter Marcus served as the Senior Statehouse Reporter for the Colorado Springs Gazette where he co-launched ColoradoPolitics.com, covering politics, the governor’s office, the Colorado Legislature, Congress, and federal, state and local governments. He joined in November 2016 from The Durango Herald. The Washington Post twice named Marcus one of the top state-based political and legislative reporters in the nation. He also has won over a dozen awards from the Colorado Press Association. In prior positions, Marcus worked for the Colorado Statesman, a Denver-based political weekly, and The Denver Daily News, a former free daily newspaper in Denver, where he covered City Hall, politics, and had an entertainment column. Before that, Marcus worked for the Longmont Times-Call. An Ithaca College graduate, Marcus studied journalism and creative writing, before moving to Colorado from New York in 2004.

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