Cannabis Control Commission

Cannabis Control Commission

Welcome to the Cannabis Control Commission


101 Federal Street, 13th Floor, Boston , MA 02110


Main Number 617-701-8400
Press/Media Inquiries: 857-268-6454


General Inquiries & Comments: CannabisCommission@State.MA.US
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Who we serve

The mission of the Cannabis Control Commission is to honor the will of the voters of Massachusetts by safely, equitably and effectively implementing and administering the laws enabling access to medical and adult use marijuana in the Commonwealth.  

The Commission will foster the creation of a safely regulated industry that will create entrepreneurial and employment opportunities and incremental tax revenues in and to communities across the state and which will be a best practice model for other states. The industry will be characterized by participation by small and larger participants and with full and robust participation by minorities, women and veterans. We will develop policies and procedures to encourage and enable full participation in the marijuana industry by people from communities that have previously been disproportionately harmed by marijuana prohibition and enforcement and positively impact those communities.

Our operating principles:

  • Conduct all of our processes openly and transparently

  • Engage in regular two – way communication with all concerned citizens, patients, health care providers and caregivers, partners and other constituencies

  • Build a world-class state agency by:

    • Committing to the highest level of constituent services using state of the art technology and multiple media;

    • Defining and publicly measure our performance versus metrics regarding timely execution, accessibility, impact on public health and safety, impact on disproportionately harmed communities and incremental tax revenue generation ;

    • Becoming self-funding and generating a revenue surplus; and

    • Creating a great place to work.

  • Enhance and ensure public health and safety by:

    • Developing and enforcing effective regulations;

    • Developing and executing a program of continuing public education;

    • Conducting and contributing to research on marijuana related topics; and

    • Using surplus funds to help address issues in these areas.

Chapter 55 of the Acts of 2017 - An Act to Ensure Safe Access to Marijuana

MGL Chapter 94G - Regulation of the Use and Distribution of Marijuana Not Medically Prescribed

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