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WIRE: Massachusetts state regulators grant initial approval for social consumption

Boston, MA: Members of the state’s Cannabis Control Commission decided late last week to advance plans to regulate social marijuana use facilities.

Regulators voted 3 to 2 in favor of the proposal, which seeks to establish a pilot program in up to a dozen self-selected cities throughout the state. However, implementing the plan will require additional legislative action from lawmakers.

To date, only Alaska has enacted statewide regulations governing on-site marijuana consumption sites. Similar legislation to establish “marijuana hospitality spaces” is before the Governor of Colorado. Earlier this month, city officials in Las Vegas approved a municipal ordinance to license on-site consumption spaces.

For more information, contact Carly Wolf, NORML State Policies Coordinator, at (202) 483-5500.

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