Legal pot camp pleased with draft reg’s

State House News Service
Friday, December 22, 2017

The draft regulations proposed by the Cannabis Control Commission to govern all aspects of non-medical marijuana were well-received Thursday by the group behind the successful 2016 ballot question to legalize marijuana.

Jim Borghesani, spokesman for the Marijuana Policy Project and formerly of the Yes on 4 campaign, said in a statement that the organization is pleased with the proposed regulations. “We commend the commission for putting together a strong, sensible package of regulations,” Borghesani said in a statement. “Voters in 2016 passed a measure calling for a safe, regulated legal cannabis system. The CCC’s draft regulations promote the spirit and substance of the voters’ wish.”

Legalization advocates would like to see “a few minor changes” to the regulations, including eliminating provisions requiring marijuana delivery recipients to provide a signature upon delivery and mandating license applicants to hold public hearings.

The CCC on Thursday voted unanimously to accept 108-pages of draft regulations proposed to regulate the cultivation, processing, manufacturing, transportation, storage, sale and social use of marijuana, as well as the process businesses must follow to become licensed to legally deal in marijuana.