Mass. To Allow Cannabis Shipments To Martha's Vineyard And Nantucket

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NANTUCKET, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Massachusetts is allowing the shipment of cannabis to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket for the first time.

Recreational and medicinal marijuana users on the islands have been concerned in recent weeks about an ongoing cannabis shortage. Island Time Dispensary on Martha's Vineyard shut its doors last month due to a lack of product.

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After hearing remarks at a public meeting last week, the Cannabis Control Commission issued an administrative order Thursday that will allow marijuana products to be shipped along state-controlled waterways to licensed dispensaries and treatment centers on the islands.

Previously, the commission had not allowed the transportation of marijuana to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket via plane or boat because of federal laws.

In order to avoid any legal headaches, approved vessels carrying the cannabis will need to follow certain routes so they do not slip into federal territory.

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