Cannabis delivery model concerns Ashe, dispensary owners

LONGMEADOW/SPRINGFIELD – Massachusetts is considering a change to the way residents can purchase cannabis in the state and that has lawmakers and business owners speaking out.

On Sept. 24, the state Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) accepted draft regulations that would establish two new licenses for the cannabis industry, a license for home delivery of cannabis and cannabis products and a second license that would establish “businesses to purchase marijuana and finished marijuana products at wholesale from Cultivators, Craft Marijuana Cooperatives, Product Manufacturers, and Microbusinesses, and sell individual orders directly to consumers,” according the CCC’s press release on the issue. The regulations around “Marijuana Courier” and “Marijuana Delivery Operator” licenses were adjusted further on Oct. 20.

“The proposed regulations are devastating for brick and mortar dispensaries and will put us out of business,” said Chris Mitchem, owner of Diem, a cannabis…

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