Cannabis Commission To Vote On Pot Cafes, Other Regulations

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission is voting on several draft regulations today--including the concept of cannabis cafes.

The cafes would be places where people could socially consume marijuana. Only individual servings would be allowed, and no pot would leave the premises.

Another drat regulation would allow the sale and consumption of marijuana in businesses like movie theaters and yoga studios.

They will vote on a fee structure, with the cost of a license probably ranging from $1,000-$5,000.

They will decide on a restriction on marijuana edibles--the commission drafted a regulation that the pot treats not bear a resemblance to any person, animal, fruit, or sports equipment.

The commission is additionally expected to call on the state to establish the use of larger cash-handling machines for pot businesses, which operate in cash, to securely deposit tax revenues.

The first pot shops are set to open next summer; final regulations will likely be voted on in March.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Carl Stevens reports

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