Massachusetts Statehouse

Cannabis Control Commission extends telehealth for patients until June 2022

At the January 20th meeting the Cannabis Control Commission voted to extend the waivers that allow new patients to receive their medical marijuana certification via telehealth.

In March 2020 the Executive Director issued a bulletin determining that the requirement to be certified in-person to enroll with the Massachusetts medical marijuana program would cause undue hardship for patients and providers by increasing their risk of exposure to COVID-19. The bulletin expired on September 1st, 2021 but was quickly reissued less than three weeks later.

The Commission voted 4-1 to extend the waivers until June 30, 2022. “I completely support allowing for this but I don’t believe that doing it through allowing the Executive Director to grant waivers is the right way,” Chairman Hoffman said shortly before voting against the extension, “I believe the right way to do this is through regulations.” 

Find information on the Commission bulletin here: https://masscannabiscontrol.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/20220126_Bulletin_Update_Telehealth.pdf