Last week we reported that Massachusetts recreational cannabis dispensaries would reopen during Governor Charlie Bakers 4-Phase plan. Well, fortunately, for the hundreds and thousands of recreational users who are starting to feel a bit of a drought, recreational cannabis dispensaries will be part of Phase 1 and begin opening back up on Monday, May 25th.
As reported on the Cannabis Control Commissions website, recreational dispensaries “may conduct sales by phone and by electronic means and may transfer Marijuana and Marijuana Products curbside (Curbside Operations).” So, for the time being, you will have to place your orders online since you will not be allowed inside of dispensaries. Considering these dispensaries were already neglected after being left out of the stimulus package, this is the least Baker could do.
David Torrisi, the president of the Commonwealth Dispensary Association, said, “We appreciate this gesture of confidence by the Administration and believe it is reflective of our industry’s commitment to workplace and consumer safety, as well as our history of compliance and significant regulatory oversight.”
Sources: https://www.boston.com/news/coronavirus/2020/05/19/massachusetts-reopening-marijuana-dispensaries, https://mass-cannabis-control.com/enforcement-amended-administrative-order-allowing-curbside-operations-may-20-2020/, https://boston.cbslocal.com/2020/05/20/massachusetts-marijuana-pot-retail-curbside-pickup/