A business group that represents many of the cannabis shops in the state of Massachusetts had announced it will be dropping the legal challenge it filed to block new marijuana industry regulations that allowed home delivery. The Commonwealth Dispensary Association (“CDA”) declared in its suit that the Cannabis Control Commission’s (“CCC”) new delivery-only licenses infringed on the cannabis laws of the state, which already gave retailers the right to deliver marijuana under their current licenses. In a statement the CDA had filed earlier this month, the association stated that the CCC had gone against its authority and ignored the laws of the state by completely overturning already-established rules that many small businesses had been observing in their operations since 2016. The “Boston Globe” reported that in the days following the suit, New England Treatment Access, which is among the biggest cannabis firms in the state with shops in Brookline and Northampton, left the CDA.
CannabisNewsWire, 01/28/2021 16:20:00