Massachusetts Orders Adult-Use Cannabis Retailers to Close for Two Weeks

Massachusetts, which had previously banned all cannabis vape sales last year, has taken the nations’s most aggressive action with respect to the COVID-19 crisis. The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission has issued a Summary Cease and Desist Order that will go into effect tomorrow, March 24th, ordering adult-use stores to cease operations.

The order exempts co-located Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers but requires stand-alone facilities to close their workplaces  and facilities to workers, customers and the public through April 7th.

Nevada ordered all dispensaries to close but permits delivery. Massachusetts doesn’t have a delivery option at this time, so adults who don’t have medical cards are blocked from buying cannabis legally for the next two weeks.

Note: We have updated the article after clarification that co-located stores can not serve the adult-use market during the two-week cease and desist period

Breaking News by Alan Brochstein, CFA
Alan Brochstein, CFA
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