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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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Cannabis Board Information, Members, and Meeting Materials

The Cannabis Board regulates licenses pursuant to the City of Boston Code, Ordinances, Chapter VIII, and the Rules of the Board. The board consists of seven commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of Boston. Each commissioner serves a two-year term.

The Cannabis Board grants and regulates various types of cannabis licenses in Boston. The Board also holds hearing on violations and license applications.

Our Board issues and regulates: 
  • retail marijuana establishments 
  • medical cannabis dispensaries
  • courier delivery services
  • delivery operators
  • product manufacturing
  • cultivation
  • testing laboratories
  • transporters, and
  • research facilities.

Cannabis Board hearings are typically held on the second and third Wednesdays of each month.

Commission Information

  • Department:
    Emerging Industries
  • Stipend:
  • Total Seats:



January 17, 2024

February 14, 2024

May 15, 2024



Voting Agendas

Voting Agendas

Current members

Member Appointed Expires Status
Lisa Holmes 3/4/2020 3/4/2022 Holdover
John Smith 3/4/2020 3/4/2022 Holdover
Kathleen Joyce 3/4/2020 3/4/2022 Holdover
Gabriel Camacho 3/27/2023 3/27/2025 Active
Ramon Soto 9/18/2023 9/18/2025 Active
Sonal Gandhi 11/10/2023 11/10/2025 Active
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