... DeLeo hopes accord on short-term rental regulation, taxation will be ready for vote this week ...... Agreement on bill raising tobacco purchase age may emerge for vote this week, DeLeo says ...... Baker: state budget delay is affecting issues that "really matter" to people - opioid, housing bills ...... "This is a terrible tragedy" - Gov. Baker on shooting death of Weymouth woman, police officer ...... Baker reiterates support for death penalty for killing police officers ...... Governor confident that municipal police training investments will make it into budget ...... After rep warns of fraud, House rejects commission to study solar industry advertising, sales ...... Talks on late state budget limp deeper into July, House GOP leader calls it "unbelievable" ...... Senate passes bill creating commission to study the prevalence of lead in school drinking water ...... Procedural approach adds complexity to potential House-Senate compromise on clean energy proposals ...... Former EPA chief Gina McCarthy adds voice to supporters of Senate energy bill ...... Spilka says policy differences are not holding up the budget, won't say what is ...... "It's getting later and later. It's imperative that we do a budget, and we do a budget immediately" - Speaker DeLeo ...... House unwillingness to adopt Safe Communities Act has "crossed the line for a lot of people," Elugardo says ...... Automatic voter registration bill easily clears Senate, could reach Gov. Baker's desk soon ...... Nurse staffing proposal will appear as Question 1 on the November ballot ...... Question 3 in November will call for repeal of 2016 transgender accommodations law ...... Judiciary Committee agrees to July 17 deadline to report on Baker's child predators bill ...
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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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