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Heat Emergency in Boston
Mayor Wu announced a heat emergency in the City of Boston through Wednesday, July 17. Cooling centers will be open at 14 BCYF community centers Monday through Wednesday, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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Boston Cannabis Board

The Boston Cannabis Board ("BCB") will strengthen the City's focus on equity in the cannabis industry.

In November 2019, the Mayor's Office 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.

Hearing Information

Cannabis Board Hearings

Cannabis Board hearings are typically held during the second and third week of the month at 1 p.m. You may contact the Board to verify the upcoming hearing dates at

  • Transactional (application) hearings: Wednesdays
  • Voting hearings: Following Wednesday after the transactional hearing 

Cannabis Board Information

The Cannabis Board grants and regulates various types of cannabis licenses in Boston.

Cannabis Board information

Cannabis Board Hearing Dates

  • January 17, 2024 (Transactional)
  • January 24, 2024 (Voting)
  • February 14, 2024 (Transactional)
  • February 22, 2024 (Voting)
  • March 13, 2024 (Transactional)
  • March 20, 2024 (Voting)
  • April 10, 2024 (Transactional & Voting)
  • May 15, 2024 (Transactional)
  • May 22, 2024 (Voting)
  • June 12, 2024 (Transactional & Voting)
  • July 17, 2024 (Transactional)
  • July 24, 2024 (Voting)
  • August 14, 2024 (Transactional)
  • August 21, 2024 (Voting)
  • September 18, 2024 (Transactional)
  • September 25, 2024 (Voting)
  • October 9, 2024 (Transactional)
  • October 16, 2024 (Voting)
  • November 13, 2024 (Transactional)
  • November 20, 2024 (Voting)
  • December 11, 2024 (Transactional)
  • December 18, 2024 (Voting)

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