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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, former Mayor Martin J. Walsh signed an Ordinance Establishing Equitable Regulation of the Cannabis Industry in the City of Boston. This ordinance was the result of a 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. Our goal is to bring the benefit of this industry to all Boston communities. 

As part of the ordinance, the Boston Cannabis Board was established. This independent board is charged with reviewing all applicants for a cannabis license.

Have questions? Contact:

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

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Public comment period available for draft amendment to Boston Cannabis Board rules and regulations

Public comment period available for draft amendment to Boston Cannabis Board rules and regulations

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

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

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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
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