Wrapping up a process that began in December, the Cannabis Control Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved its final bundle of regulations for the newly-legal marijuana industry — and turned its attention towards the expected July 1 start of retail sales.
Tuesday’s vote followed three days of policy debate last week, when the five CCC members hashed out the fine details of the marijuana rules and struck agreements to delay on-site consumption and home delivery and to protect the supply of medical marijuana for patients. The CCC last week also weighed the torrent of feedback Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration and others sent regulators during the comment period on the draft regulations.
“I think the sum total of input yielded a better set of regulations,” CCC Chairman Steven Hoffman said Tuesday. “I think the evolution from the draft regulations to the final regulations we approved today reflects the input we got from many, many parties, including the executive offices. And I think as a result we have better regulations today.”
The regulations will be filed with