Home delivery of recreational marijuana could debut in Massachusetts later this year, after regulators reached agreement on a program that would increase consumer access... Home delivery of marijuana could start in Massachusetts this year

Home delivery of recreational marijuana could debut in Massachusetts later this year, after regulators reached agreement on a program that would increase consumer access to cannabis while also giving a leg up to entrepreneurs affected by the war on drugs.

The state Cannabis Control Commission voted 4-1 at a meeting Friday in favor of a package of policies that, if implemented, would allow delivery to residential properties across the state — except in the dozens of municipalities that have banned retail pot sales.

A final vote on detailed delivery regulations is expected in mid-May; only Commissioner Jennifer Flanagan objected to delivery in concept, citing public safety concerns.

“Delivery is an important thing to do,” commission chairman Steve Hoffman said following the meeting. “I believe we’re ready. This is going to make it more accessible for consumers… and it’s a very important thing from a social equity standpoint, because of the lower barriers to entry in terms of the capital requirements.” [Read more at The Boston Globe]

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