Pressure Mounts on Baker to Reopen Massachusetts Cannabis Stores

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There are 14 recreational cannabis stores in Massachusetts, and all of them have been forced to close during the lockdown. The medical marijuana dispensaries have been allowed to remain open, and the hybrid stores can sell medical marijuana, but not recreational marijuana. Charlie Baker to reopen recreational cannabis dispensaries. The VCP therefore believes closing recreational marijuana stores during this critical time represents an injustice. He said reopening cannabis stores is a “non-starter” during his press conference this week.

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Congresswoman Katherine Clark is the latest high-profile politician to call upon Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker to reopen recreational cannabis dispensaries.

Massachusetts is the only state that has ordered adult-use marijuana stores to cease trading during the coronavirus lockdown. Clark, a Democrat representing the Massachusetts 5th congressional district, said this policy will penalize veterans.

“The state must find a way to serve our vets,” said Clark. “No one should be left behind in this national emergency.”

The Department for Veteran Affairs cannot...

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