EON is excited to share with that Cannabis Control Commission Chair Shannon O’Brien, Executive Director Shawn Collins, and Commissioners Nurys Camargo, Ava Concepcion, Kimberly Roy, and Bruce Stebbins will join EON to listen in on our Virtual Community Regulatory Review Listening Session on Thursday, July 6 at 1 PM!
Do you want to keep up with Massachusetts’ changing cannabis regulations?
Have ideas on how the CCC can improve municipal equity policies, HCAs, social consumption, or other application and regulatory issues?
Register now for EON’s Virtual CCC Regulatory Review Listening Session and join us on July 6 to listen in or speak up and share your thoughts.
Attendees will receive a brief update on the current status of the implementation of An Act Relative to Equity in the Cannabis Industry, hear from colleagues and experts, and share their own challenges, experiences, concerns, and suggestions with the Commission.
Please don’t miss this critical opportunity to learn about the important regulatory issues the CCC is grappling with that will have an outsized impact on equity applicants and licensees and please MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD by signing up to speak!
The Commission’s participation in EON’s stakeholder listening session comes in addition to the CCC’s invitation for the public to submit written comments to their Municipal Equity, HCA Reform, and Social Consumption Working Groups; regulatory public comment periods; and Commission-led listening sessions (see below for details on upcoming social consumption listening sessions).
Whether you’re just joining to learn or want to share your ideas, please register for EON’s Virtual Regulatory Review Listening Session now!
If you can’t join us on 7/6, please use this form to share your thoughts, questions, and concerns about equity in the Massachusetts cannabis industry!
PLEASE NOTE: Speakers registered after 10 a.m. on July 6 may not be included in the list of planned speakers but will be invited to share their comments as time permits.
CCC Working Group Listening Sessions
The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (Commission)’s Social Consumption Regulatory Working Group, led by Commissioners Nurys Camargo and Bruce Stebbins, will host three public Listening Sessions this summer for interested stakeholders to provide input into the Commonwealth’s developing Social Consumption license and regulations.
Current adult-use cannabis regulations, known as 935 CMR 500.000, are available for review in English, Spanish, and Portuguese at MassCannabisControl.com/public-documents/regulations. Please note: on May 22, Commissioners voted to eliminate the existing Social Consumption Pilot Program as part of the agency’s ongoing regulatory review and drafting process.
Sessions will be available:
- Tuesday, June 27, 2023, from 6-8 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
- Holyoke Community College, 303 Homestead Ave, Holyoke, MA 01040 in the Kittredge Center’s Peoples Bank Conference Room
- Tuesday, July 18, 2023, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
- Virtual via Zoom. Register to participate here: Eventbrite.com | Public Listening Session on Social Consumption
- Thursday, July 20, 2023, from 6-8 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
- Mass Bay Community College, 50 Oakland Street Wellesley, MA 02481 in the Library Atrium
Please note: Commissioners will not be answering questions at the Listening Sessions. These forums are intended to enable the Social Consumption Regulatory Working Group to hear from members of the public regarding their proposed revisions to the existing Social Consumption license and regulations. All attendees will be asked to sign up in advance and allotted three minutes to provide feedback. To accommodate as many speakers as possible, individuals who represent the same entity or organization may be asked to deliver their remarks together as a panel.
Those who cannot attend an in-person or virtual Listening Session may still submit written comments to the Commission by emailing Commission@CCCMass.com with “Social Consumption Regulatory Working Group” in the subject line. Any materials sent to the Commission may be subject to disclosure in response to a public records request pursuant to the Public Records laws, G.L. c.4 §7 cl. 26 and G.L. c.66 §10.
These Listening Sessions are offered as an opportunity for the Social Consumption Regulatory Working Group to hear from stakeholders prior to drafting new policies. After draft regulations are prepared and published, there will be notice of a formal public comment period as an opportunity to provide additional feedback.
The Social Consumption Regulatory Working Group looks forward to hearing constituents’ thoughts and ideas as the agency continues its regulatory review and rewriting process.