Massachusetts Says That’s It For Adult Use Cannabis Sales
March 23, 2020
The Cannabis Control Commission (Commission) is notifying licensees to cease and desist all adult-use marijuana operations in the Commonwealth pursuant to a stay-at-home advisory and emergency order issued by the Administration on Monday.
The cease and desist order will go into effect at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24 and last until 12 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7. It will apply to all Marijuana Establishments, including Marijuana Retailers, as well as Colocated Marijuana Operators which are licensed to service both the adult and medical use of marijuana programs in the state. The latter may continue to perform medical functions along with licensed Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers (MTCs). Sixty-one MTCs are currently operating in the Commonwealth.
The Commission provides guidance and step-by-step instructions for prospective patients to register for the medical use of marijuana program. As the result of the Governor’s Order Expanding Access to Telehealth Services and to Protect Health Care Providers, the Commission also has enabled Certifying Health Care Providers to apply for a waiver that allows for the certification of new patients using telehealth. Telehealth renewals are already authorized under the Commission’s medical use of marijuana regulations.