In Massachusetts a group of individuals and entrepreneurs have started a petition that is asking the Cannabis Control Commission to reconsider some of their rules around adult-use delivery. Certified economic empowerment priority applicants and social equity program participants have a 36 month exclusivity period to operate adult-use cannabis delivery services. According to a recent petition some of the Commission’s existing regulations are making the delivery business model impracticable.
The group behind the petition is asking the Commission to eliminate the need for two drivers per delivery vehicle. The petition lists almost ten states that do allow for cannabis delivery with one driver. In 2020 the Cannabis Control Commission adopted rules that require two drivers in a cannabis delivery vehicle. The petition says that this rule should be eliminated because it is not required for medical marijuana delivers. Two drivers is also a costly requirement according to the petition. The second major request is for the Commission to allow deliveries to cities and towns that have banned adult-use cannabis. Currently cannabis deliveries can only take place in municipalities that endorse cannabis sales.