In 2021, home delivery of cannabis rolled out in Massachusetts as the state’s industry surpassed $2 billion in gross sales and hit the fifth anniversary of recreational legalization. Despite those milestones, there’s still room for the industry to grow and become more equitable. The host community agreement process is cited by entrepreneurs as a major challenge. Though many have advocated for an equity fund or grant program, such dollars are not yet available. Cannabis delivery companies have been advocating for a change to the two-driver rule in delivery vehicles, saying it stands in the way of profitability. And then there’s stigma. Though cannabis retailers are now dotted across the state, some still view the consumption of the plant negatively. MassLive asked the state Cannabis Control Commission questions about successes in the industry so far, a pending bill, and predictions for the future. Here’s what the five commissioners and Executive Director Shawn Collins had to say: Executive Director Shawn Collins Q: Recreational cannabis has been legal for five years in Massachusetts and retail shops have been open for three. What are the biggest successes so far?

420 Intel – Marijuana Industry News, 12/07/2021 19:00:00

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