Mass. Cannabis Businesses Underscore Their Commitment to Protecting Public Health in Call for State Officials to Designate Licensed Adult Sales ‘Essential’

Mass. Cannabis Businesses Underscore Their Commitment to Protecting Public Health in Call for State Officials to Designate Licensed Adult Sales ‘Essential’

  In an open letter, a coalition of more than 30 licensed cannabis operators and pending applicants stress the benefits of allowing adult sales to resume in a highly regulated environment BOSTON — A coalition of more than 30 licensed Massachusetts cannabis business operators and pending applicants released an open letter Monday, underscoring their commitment to protecting public health and urging state officials to designate licensed adult cannabis sales as an “essential service.” The full letter is available at https://bit.ly/347VjuV.The regulated sale of adult-use cannabis came to a halt March 24 in response to an executive order issued by Gov. Charlie Baker requiring businesses that do not provide “essential services” to close their facilities to workers, customers and the public until April 7. The order included “licensed medical marijuana retailers” in a list of essential services that would be allowed to remain operational, but it did not include adult-use cannabis retailers.“We fully share the governor’s concern for the health and safety of Commonwealth residents,” the letter reads. “At the same time, we know from experience that tens (if not hundreds) of thousands of residents do, in fact, consider cannabis essential, which in turn makes our services essential. Individuals who purchase cannabis in the adult-use market range from veterans who are unable to obtain medical marijuana cards to hard-working citizens who rely on cannabis for a good night’s sleep. This is why other states, such as California, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, and even the highly impacted state of Washington, have declared adult-use sales essential or otherwise allowed adult-use sales to continue in their COVID-19 declarations.” The letter stresses the benefits of allowing adult sales to resume in a highly regulated environment…

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