Commission Paves Way for MA Home Delivery of Recreational Marijuana

Multiple license applications are already in the pipeline to allow state-approved applicants to deliver marijuana to homes in Boston for recreational use. (Growweedeasy)

Multiple license applications are already in the pipeline to allow state-approved applicants to deliver marijuana to homes in Boston for recreational use. (Growweedeasy)

December 1, 2020

BOSTON — Massachusetts residents may soon be able to get recreational marijuana delivered to their doorsteps. On Monday, the state Cannabis Control Commission approved changes to adult-use laws that will allow for two new kinds of licenses to deliver marijuana.

Grant Smith Ellis, press secretary for the Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition, said the licenses will be available in two weeks in about 160 towns, including Boston.

“These adult-use deliveries can only occur in towns that already allow adult-use retail sales or that specifically opt into delivery,” Smith Ellis said. “And these adult-use deliveries cannot occur in towns with an adult-use ban.”

Before this development, only marijuana for medical use could be delivered to homes. But across the state, about 140 towns have bans in place and another 60 have a temporary moratorium. Most that allow marijuana sales restrict it to industrial zones, so no one would be allowed to operate a delivery service out of their home.

The license program is designed to encourage small businesses in the communities hardest hit by the drug war. For the next three years, first priority for the licenses will go to people who are “equity…

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