Massachusetts Approves Expanded Cannabis Delivery Licensing

The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission on Tuesday approved regulations for expanded cannabis home delivery, the Boston Globe reports. The agency will allow “warehouse” delivery licenses – which will allow companies to buy from the wholesaler, resell online, and deliver to the customer – beginning next year.

Despite the objection of brick-and-mortar dispensaries, officials said the expansion would cut into the unregulated delivery market.

Social-equity applicants will have exclusive access to all delivery licenses for the first three years, which begins when the first delivery business is licensed. The state previously approved regulations for “courier” delivery permits which allow drivers to pick up orders from a dispensary and deliver them to a customer for a fee. However, the state has yet to issue any final licenses to the 37 companies that have received courier certification.

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