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Public comment period open for Medical and colocated regulations

The commission is accepting electronic or written comments about the medical marijuana law and the pending change in oversight, and also will hold public hearings here and in Boston.

Comments can be sent to, either as an attached Word document or as text within an email, the commission website said.

Commenters are asked to include their full name, city or town in which they live and section of the regulations to which the comments refer, the website said.

Electronic submissions are preferred but written submissions can be sent to the Commission at 101 Federal St, 13th Floor Boston, MA 02110, the website said.

Both hearings will be held Oct. 29: at 9:30 a.m. at Western New England University School of Law at 1215 Wilbraham Road here and at 3 p.m. at the Massachusetts Gaming Commission at 101 Federal St., 12th floor, in Boston, according to the commission website.

The Commission also is accepting testimony about regulations that would address an entity conducting both medical and recreational marijuana operations, “Colocated Marijuana Operations.”

Title said that among topics people could comment on are:

patient registration process
patient fees
veterans’ access
pediatric access
healthcare provider registration
medical dispensaries
medical marijuana testing.

In ballot questions, Massachusetts voters legalized marijuana for recreational purposes in 2016 and for medical use in 2012.