Massachusetts Invoice would enable hashish lounges

According to the latest data, over 20 percent of the population in Massachusetts has used cannabis at least once in the past month Public Health Research Department. A new proposal, reflecting similar efforts included in the legalization bills, would provide a place where cannabis can be socially smoked in licensed locations.

Senator Julian Cyr, who represents the Cape and Islands of Provincetown Province, proposed the bill, which he believes is a practical solution to not smoking cannabis anywhere. The bill would approve social consumption venues or licensed cannabis lounges in a small number of communities that volunteer to host, and eventually provide a place for visitors (and renters whose landlords prohibit marijuana use) to legally Can consume cannabis.

“I think of people who get off the ferry, go to a pharmacy, and then really get confronted with the mystery that they can’t legally use the substance everywhere,” said Cyr told Boston 25 news. “So you have the problem that people crouch in alleys, go to the beach and really cause a nuisance.”

The lounges are particularly needed in a tourist destination like Provincetown. The law, if passed, would start a pilot program first. Licensed cannabis lounges would be approved and regulated by the state Cannabis Control Commissionand would be allowed in a maximum of six parishes in Massachusetts. The state could potentially consider expanding it in the future based on feedback from local executives, residents and businesses.

According to Cyr’s suggestion, cities and towns could vote for the program through a referendum, statute or ordinance. According to reports, a number of parishes including Provincetown, Somerville, Springfield, Holyoke, Amherst and North Adams have Expressed interest in program.

Massachusetts already has a lounge-like business called Worcester’s Summit Lounge, but it does works in a legal gray area. Several other states have communities that allow similar lounges.

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