Boston Cannabis Officials Propose Regulations On Dispensary Deliveries

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Cannabis delivery services continue to grow in popularity in the city of Boston -- and officials are trying to make sure that won't have a negative impact on the community.

The Boston Cannabis Board recently approved its first delivery license in the city, but board members later realized that there were no written regulations in place to ensure dispensaries and courier services are following local ordinances and bylaws.

"The state gives the courier a license from them, but the real impact in our view is on the neighborhood in which they're doing the pickups and deliveries, the real brick and mortar," Board Chair Kathleen Joyce said.

Joyce said the BCB is now proposing an amendment to the rules to hold dispensaries responsible for keeping their delivery partners in check.

"[Things like] are [delivery drivers] going to be idling, is it going to cause traffic implications? We really want to make sure the neighborhood and the impact to the neighborhood are taken into consideration," Joyce said. "You don't want people double parking outside and causing additional traffic in these [areas]."

The board is now taking comment from the public on the issue, and expects to vote on it in June.

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports.

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