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Topic: Virtual CCC Regulatory Review Community Listening Session
Time: Jul 6, 2023 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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  • How should the CCC regulate social consumption?
  • What types of license types do you want to see?
  • How can we strike the right balance between security, safety, health and practicality?
  • How should colocation work?
  • How long should the exclusivity period last?
  • What other ideas, concerns, or questions do you have?
  • What should be included in the ideal model HCA?
  • How should the CCC ensure municipalities consider equity when selecting and negotiating HCAs?
  • How should the CCC HCA review process work?
  • How can the CCC ensure cost transparency from cities and towns?
  • What other ideas, concerns or questions do you have?
  • What requirements should the CCC set for municipalities to ensure they’re supporting equitable participation?
  • What are the most important and impactful programs, policies, and procedures cities and towns can offer to support equity businesses?
  • What cities and towns (in MA or elsewhere) are good models for other municipalities?
  • What changes to municipal and CCC policies would make it easier for equity applicants to navigate the early process and secure an HCA and provisional license?
  • What other ideas, concerns or questions do you have?

Share your ideas, conerns, and questions about:

  • What changes to existing CCC regulations, policies, application, inspection, and testing policies could be changed to increase equitable participation?
  • How long should exclusivity periods last?
  • How can we ensure the success of equity businesses from the start of the application process through and beyond opening,through expansion or other transitions?
  • Think about barriers and opportunities particularly for Economic Empowerment applicants, Social Equity Program participants, disadvantaged businesses, potential applicants for Areas of Disproportionate Impact, co-ops, outdoor grows, delivery operators, and other license types.
  • What regulatory changes would reduce barriers and increase opportunity for equity businesses?
  • How should we ensure operators deliver on thier Positive Impact Plans, Diverse Hiring Plans, and meaningfully support social justice and equitable participation?
  • Should we have a licensing ratio to ensure parity in traitional licenses or make other changes to the licensing process to reduce wasted time and expense for equity businesses?
  • What changes could be made to support consumers and patients?
  • Are there any changes needed to marketing, signage, agent registration, potency, packaging, or other operational aspects that would support equity businesses?
  • What other ideas, concerns, or questions do you have about the CCC’s regulations?