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REGULATORS MULL LANDSCAPE FOR CANNABIS CLUBS, BUDTENDERS

By Colin A. Young
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

BOSTON, DEC. 5, 2017....Allowing adults to purchase and use marijuana at some retail facilities -- think cannabis clubs -- could reduce the risk of children getting a hold of the drug and may limit how much legal marijuana is illegally transported out of state by visitors, a Cannabis Advisory Board subcommittee recommended Tuesday.

"The package store model is old fashioned and the consumer really wants an outlet, a place to consume cannabis and do it safely," Michael Latulippe, an official with the Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance and a member of the Cannabis Advisory Board, said.

Latulippe presented the CAB's Cannabis Industry Subcommittee's recommendations for social consumption, which the Cannabis Control Commission is expected to incorporate into its draft regulations for the legal marijuana industry. He said he pulled from existing regulations governing the alcohol and tobacco industries as he developed his recommendations.


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