The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) voted Aug. 28 to expand cannabis delivery in the state, according to the Worcester Business Journal.
Among the approved changes to the delivery license model, the CCC unanimously voted to divide the delivery licenses into two categories, the news outlet reported, which sets the stage for a courier-style license and a separate delivery license that would allow for the wholesaling and warehousing of product.
Previously, the CCC planned to license only courier-style delivery businesses, where drivers could deliver cannabis products to consumers, but could not store any merchandise when not working, according to the Worcester Business Journal. The new licensing model aims to allow prospective business owners to operate delivery-only business models without brick-and-mortar locations by allowing delivery businesses to purchase cannabis products directly from cultivation and manufacturing facilities and warehouse those products for delivery, the news outlet reported.
Applications for delivery licenses became available in May and are available only to economic empowerment applicants and participants in Massachusetts’ social equity program. Initially, non-economic empowerment and social equity applicants could apply for the licenses after two years, but the CCC voted Aug. 28 to extend this to three years, according to the Worcester Business Journal.