Recreational Cannabis in Massachusetts Stays Closed

Judge says Gov. Charlie Baker was within his rights to close Bay State dispensaries.
Judge says Gov. Charlie Baker was within his rights to close Bay State dispensaries.

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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker Massachusetts has closed its cannabis dispensaries as part of COVID social distancing, and a judge has confirmed his decision was within his authority, this according to MJ Biz Daily.


The closures of recreational cannabis businesses on March 24 is slated to continue through May 4 according to the publication.


Though Baker’s decision was upheld, MJBizDaily indicated the judge did acknowledge there are solutions - including online ordering and curbside pick-up - that could hasten openings.


According to the publication, officials have acknowledged the closures have affected medical patients who use recreational facilities for their needs. It also reported the state is losing $2 million daily as a result of the closures.


Read the full story on MJ Biz Daily here.