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Boston Cannabis Board

Boston's newly-created Cannabis Board will strengthen the City's focus on equity in the new cannabis industry.

In November 2019, Mayor Walsh in partnership with Councilor Kim Janey and the Boston City Council signed An Ordinance Establishing Equitable Regulation of the Cannabis Industry in the City of Boston, the result of collaboration from many stakeholders. The ordinance ensures Boston is a model for how to create a system that fosters racial equity and inclusion in the new cannabis industry, and brings the benefit of this industry to all of Boston's communities. 

As part of the ordinance, Mayor Walsh established a Boston Cannabis Board, an independent board charged with reviewing all applicants for a cannabis license.

Have questions? Contact:

Alexis Tkachuk
More information

In 2016, Massachusetts residents voted to legalize the recreational use of cannabis for people 21 and older:

Cannabis information

Learn about the process involved in setting up a cannabis business in the City of Boston:

Application Process

Commission Info

Department:
Emerging Industries
Stipend:
Yes
Total Seats:
5

Current members

Member Appointed Expires Status
Lisa Holmes 3/4/2020 3/4/2022 Active
John Smith 3/4/2020 3/4/2022 Active
Darlene Lombos 3/4/2020 3/4/2022 Active
Kathleen Joyce 3/4/2020 3/4/2022 Active
Alejandra St. Guillen 7/13/2020 3/4/2022 Active

News

News
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City holding comment period, public hearing for Boston Cannabis Board draft rules and regulations

Licensing Board

Hearings and Meetings

Hearings
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Aug 12

Boston Cannabis Board public meeting

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Aug 20

Community meeting for proposed Dorchester cannabis establishment

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Aug 24

Community meeting for a proposed Dorchester cannabis establishment

Archived Public Notices

Hearing Materials

Hearing Materials