Role of the Cannabis Control Commission
The Cannabis Control Commission enacts and enforces statewide regulations of medical-use and adult-use marijuana in Massachusetts. The Commission is charged with developing regulations that, among other priorities, address:
- Public health issues, such as labeling, advertising, and potency;
- Public safety issues, security protocols, diversion, and the illicit market;
- Industry issues, such as cultivation, distribution, transportation, and Seed-to-sale Tracking; and
- Market participation for communities disproportionately impacted by the war on drugs, women, minorities, and veteran-owned businesses in the cannabis industry.
The Commission has the authority to:
- Review applications;
- Grant licenses;
- Deny an application;
- Inspect Marijuana Establishments;
- Impose fees and fines.
- Conduct adjudicatory proceedings;
- Refer cases for criminal prosecution to the appropriate authorities; and
- Amend or repeal regulations.
Learn more about the Cannabis Control Commission.