Cannabis Control Commission isn't ready for in-person visitors

Massachusetts cannabis commission blocks in-person attendees

The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission is facing some questions from those who want to attend their meetings in person. According to reporting from the Boston Business Journal, the Commission has decided to prohibit in person attendance at this time. In January, the Commission met in public for the first time since the pandemic. Members of the public were not told that the Commission would not allow in-person attendees so a number of individuals made their way to Worcester only to find out they wouldn’t be let in the room. The Commission does livestream their public meetings online and points to recent laws passed during the pandemic that they say allows their agency to limit in person attendance. The Commission faced protests and interruption at their Worcester public meetings back in December 2019 and January 2020. Critics say that agencies should be transparent and accommodate the desire of the public to engage with the Commission in person.

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