The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission, the state regulatory body overseeing the adult-use and medical marijuana cannabis programs, announced on Monday it has revamped its website.
“The commission has accomplished so much in just three years—from standing up the region’s first regulated adult-use cannabis industry and opening more than 200 marijuana establishments, to transferring the Medical Use of Marijuana Program and expanding it to approximately 100,000 patients,” said Executive Director Shawn Collins, in a statement. “We have redesigned MassCannabisControl.com to meet the diverse needs of our agency’s numerous constituencies and made it more intuitive and comprehensive of the wide array of resources we offer.”
For many, if not most, the website functions as the first stop for information related to licensing, regulations, statewide sales numbers and other public documents related to the sale and management of cannabis businesses. It’s also the central mechanism for tracking the licensing status of current and would-be cannabis enterprises.
Now, when users navigate to the website, instead of a general homepage, they will be prompted to identify why they are looking for cannabis-related information, with options provided for patients and caregivers, applicants and licensees, adult consumers, parents, state and local governments, as well as certifying healthcare providers.
Adult-use and medical marijuana program information are consolidated for the first time on the website, and going forward, all traffic to Mass.gov/MedicalMarijuana will be redirected to the CCC’s website. That function did not appear to be live as of Tuesday morning, however.
Other changes to the CCC’s website include options for finding retailers by their status as certified economic empowerment applicants, social equity program participants or disadvantaged business enterprises. An enforcement announcements page containing informational bulletins was also added, as well as a research page containing the CCC’s own reports, as well as other educational information.
The agency said it will continue to solicit public feedback on the website’s general functionality.