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Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission Now Has Medical Marijuana Oversight


A change in state oversight of medical marijuana in Massachusetts appears to have gone smoothly.

A medical marijuana advocacy group said there have been no complaints from patients since the Cannabis Control Commission took regulatory responsibility from the state health department in late December.

When NETA, a medical marijuana dispensary in Northampton began recreational sales last November, this patient, who gave his name only as Bret, said he was not concerned.

" They indicated there would be a reserve of about 30 percent of product for medical patients," he said.

Patients can also cut ahead of the long lines of recreational cannabis shoppers and get preferred parking spots.

Five medical marijuana dispensaries also offer recreational pot.