Massachusetts Approves Cannabis Cafes, Debates Home Delivery Rules

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NEWS byChris Moore

“There is a public policy need for a legal space in which to consume marijuana rather than trying to find a discreet place which can encourage arrests and loitering and other issues.”

This week, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission is debating regulations to make it easier for adults to obtain and use marijuana in the state. The commissioners' decisions on these topics will be included in a set of draft regulations that the CCC intends to release by the end of the month. Two of the more unique ideas being discussed are cannabis cafes, where adults can purchase and consume marijuana products, and options for home delivery to adult residents.

"There is a public policy need for a legal space in which to consume marijuana rather than trying to find a discreet place which can encourage arrests and loitering and other issues," Commissioner Shaleen Title explained to The Gloucester Times. "Particularly for people who may live with non-consuming roommates or family members who don't want consumption taking place at home, people with children at home that don't want to keep marijuana there, people who live in public housing, [and] people who are staying in hotels."

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