Mass CCC announces draft rules – Now it’s your turn

Mass CCC announces draft rules – Now it’s your turn

Last week we sent the note below to our Climate Resources Group mailing list. If you would like to be added, simply  submit your email under the field "STAY UPDATED" in the column to the right. And course I welcome your feedback anytime at sam AT climateresourcesgroup.com ** The end of 2017 brought some updates from the Cannabis Control Commission: draft final regulations and public hearing dates and locations. First, the draft regs are posted: https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2017/12/22/DraftRegulations122117.pdf. As predicted, they largely defer to the yet-to-be-formed energy and environmental working group for specifics on standards for grows. Highlights include: Mandates for cultivators AND "product manufacturers" to adhere to energy and environmental standards and regulations developed by the EEWG "to reduce energy and water usage, engage in energy conservation and mitigate other environmental impacts." The inclusion of product manufacturers is a new and positive development, since manufacturing of cannabis extracts into edibles and other products can also be relatively resource intensive; Cultivators and product manufacturers shall maintain "policies and...
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