Massachusetts Regulators Say Recreational Cannabis Shops Can Reopen Safely

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Massachusetts cannabis regulators said on Thursday that they believe recreational marijuana retailers closed by an emergency order issued in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic can safely reopen when Gov. Baker issued the order in March, directing adult-use cannabis shops to close along with other nonessential businesses to help contain the spread of the virus. Hoffman and CCC commissioner Shaleen Title both said that they support legislation proposed earlier this week by state Senator Diana DiZoglio that would provide cash payments to companies ineligible for federal relief, including cannabis businesses. Medical marijuana dispensaries retailers were deemed essential services and permitted to remain open. Charlie Baker rescinds the declaration.

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Massachusetts cannabis regulators said on Thursday that they believe recreational marijuana retailers closed by an emergency order issued in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic can safely reopen when Gov. Charlie Baker rescinds the declaration. Baker issued the order in March, directing adult-use cannabis shops to close along with other nonessential businesses to help contain the spread of the virus. Medical marijuana dispensaries retailers were deemed essential services and permitted to remain open.

After a meeting of the agency on Thursday, Cannabis...

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