The Cannabis Handle Commission authorized regulations for marijuana dwelling delivery and pot cafes Tuesday, with just a single commissioner voting no more than issues for public security — and Gov. Charlie Baker backing her on it.
“I assume it is also early for social consumption and delivery licenses,” Commissioner Jennifer Flanagan told reporters. “That does not imply we’re not fulfilling the will of the voters, it implies that in my opinion as a single commissioner, as the public wellness appointee to this commission, I assume we need to have to take our time in undertaking that.”
The CCC authorized final regulations for each healthcare and recreational use throughout a meeting at the State Property Tuesday, with Flanagan casting the sole dissenting vote on recreational regulations. She authorized these connected to healthcare use.
Flanagan argued that the commission could have employed far more time to assume about the public wellness and security implications of these measures, offered that the commission itself was designed only two years ago and started licensing about a single year ago.
Baker stated later Tuesday that he “supports” Flanagan’s position, following earlier this week raising issues alongside police chiefs about the prospective for delivery personnel to develop into targets of robberies and even attacks.
Neither delivery nor cafes will occur right away. Delivery will most most likely precede social consumption internet sites due to the fact the latter will demand a transform to state law, according to Chairman Steven Hoffman, which has been filed by State Sen. Julian Cyr. Pot shops will have to get each state and neighborhood neighborhood approval to start out delivery service.
The commission need to balance the will of the voters with issues of law enforcement, Hoffman countered, citing “substantive” safety needs that have been added in an try to mitigate danger. Some regulations contain outfitting pot delivery individuals with physique cameras, instruction them on techniques for “de-escalating potentially unsafe situations” and setting a $10,000 cap on the quantity of money in a van at any offered time.
“I will point you to half of the population of Massachusetts that say we’re moving also gradually,” Hoffman stated. “I assume, as usually, what we’re attempting to do is obtain the correct balance among responding to the will of voters that legalized adult use and listening to issues of all citizens, not just these opposed.”
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