The Boston Cannabis Board Introduces Itself to the Public, Identifies Priorities for Coming Months

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The Boston Cannabis Board Introduces Itself to the Public, Identifies Priorities for Coming Months The Boston Cannabis Board on June 24, 2020 held a virtual public meeting addressing the current state of adult use marijuana licensing in the City of Boston. Established by a City Council ordinance in November 2019, the Board was intended to bring additional clarity and transparency to cannabis licensing in Boston. The Board will take public testimony on the proposed regulations on July 8, and intends to hold a meeting to approve final regulations on July 22. Many of these questions evinced concerns about the Board’s currently-proposed licensing regulations, which were released for public comment on June 17.

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The Boston Cannabis Board on June 24, 2020 held a virtual public meeting addressing the current state of adult use marijuana licensing in the City of Boston.  Established by a City Council ordinance in November 2019, the Board was intended to bring additional clarity and transparency to cannabis licensing in Boston.  Chairwoman Kathleen Joyce stated that the Board sought to ensure a “clear, predictable, and transparent process” for businesses seeking a license, and to ensure that “communities that have suffered the most” from the historic criminalization of cannabis...

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