Grow, Gift, Repair

Microbusiness only delivery?

At the Thursday meeting of the Cannabis Control Commission, commissioner Britte McBride proposed allowing so-called “microbusinesses” — firms owned by Massachusetts residents that grow and process limited quantities of marijuana — to deliver marijuana and marijuana-infused products to consumers’ homes.

McBride argued that favoring smaller operators would bolster the commission’s efforts to include marginalized people in the marijuana industry, especially those from communities that were disproportionately targeted for arrests amid the so-called “War on Drugs.”

And, McBride said, keeping existing medical dispensaries and other large pot firms out of the delivery game would allow the state to more tightly control initial delivery operators and fix any problems before expanding the program.