CCC Awaits Comments to Draft Regulations

January 17, 2018

The Cannabis Control Commission (the “CCC”) has published proposed regulations for the Adult Use of Marijuana in Massachusetts (the “Regulations”) and has scheduled a series of public hearings to discuss the Regulations in February.

Prior to this release, the CCC held four public hearing sessions on various aspects of the Regulations and on the general policy-making objectives that should guide them.  If you were not able to attend those meetings, please use the following links to access the various meeting press releases for additional context and background on the Regulations:  December 11December 12December 13, and December 14, 2017.

The comment period expires on February 15, 2018.  Our Cannabis Team is preparing a comment letter regarding the Regulations and would welcome any input and/or questions from you on the issues that might impact you and your company.

The CCC will be holding numerous public hearings in the first two weeks of February.  They intend to promulgate final regulations in time to achieve their goal of accepting licensing applications for the cultivation, production, and retail sale of marijuana for adult use by April 1, 2018.

Representatives from our office will also be in attendance at the public hearings scheduled in Boston on February 8 and Roxbury on February 13.

See below for a list of dates, times and locations of the public hearings:

Monday, February 5, 2018 8:30-11:00 AM
(Snow Date: February 12, 8:30-11:00 AM)
Berkshire Community College
K111 Lecture Hall
1350 West Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Monday, February 5, 2018 2:00-5:00 PM
Leslie Philips Theater
Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Avenue
Holyoke, MA 01040
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 10:00-1:00 PM
Franklin Regional Council of Governments
William B. Allen Community Room
12 Olive Street
Greenfield, MA 01301
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 9:00-12:00  PM
Public Hearing Room
Barnstable Town Hall
367 Main Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 2:00-5:00 PM
(Snow Date: February 13, 2:00-5:00)
UMass School of Law
Rooms 231-232
333 Faunce Corner Rd
Dartmouth, MA 02747
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 9:00-12:00 PM
(Snow Date:  February 14, 9:00-12:00)
Worcester Public Library
Saxe Room
3 Salem Square
Worcester, MA 01608
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 2:00-5:00 PM (Snow Date:  February 14, 2:00-5:00)
North Shore Community College
Math/Science Bldg Rm 119
1 Ferncroft Road
Danvers, MA 01923
Thursday, February 8, 2018 1:00-4:00
(Snow Date: February 13, 1:00-4:00)
McCormack Building
One Ashburton Place
21st Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Friday, February 9, 2018 10:30-1:30 PM
West Tisbury Public Library
1042 State Road
West Tisbury, MA 02575
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 6:00-8:30 PM
Bolling Municipal Building
2300 Washington St, 2nd Floor
Roxbury, MA 02119
To send us questions, comments, or anything else you would like us to consider in our letter regarding the Regulations, please contact the chairs of our Cannabis Team, John Bradley (617.456.8076 or or Mike Ross (617.456.8149 or

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