Massachusetts Proposes Changes to Cannabis Energy Rules

Massachusetts Proposes Changes to Cannabis Energy Rules

Earlier this month, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission published their draft adult use rules (935 CMR 500.000) and draft medical use rules (935 CMR 501.000). There are a few potential energy-related game-changers, whose implications are uncertain, so if you're motivated please review and comment. The CCC will hear comments until 5:00 p.m. ET on August 15, 2019 via email (CannabisCommission@State.MA.US; subject = “Draft Regulations:Adult Use of Marijuana” or “Draft Regulations: Medical Use of Marijuana”) or snail mail (Cannabis Control Commission, 101 Federal Street, 13th Floor, Boston, MA 02110; Attention: Public Comments). CCC will also hold two public hearings: August 14, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET at the Health Policy Commission at 50 Milk Street, 8th Floor Boston, MA 02109August 15, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET at Western New England University School of Law, Moot Court Room 1215, Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01119 In short: None of the original energy rules were repealed.Energy-related rules for medical growers are effectively identical to adult-use.There is no mention of a preferred...
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Why I Formed Climate Resources Group

I got my first taste of the urgency of climate change while spending a summer as an unpaid intern at an energy and environmental NGO in Dakar, Senegal. I was fresh out of a two year-long post-college experience in Washington, DC, and I wanted to get back to West Africa, were I had spent a year abroad in college. At ENDA-TM, I read for the first time the UNFCCC reports on climate change and desertification. Later during my stint working in rural Senegal on a fuel switching program to encourage villagers to purchase kerosene stoves instead of harvesting and burning shrubs, for the first time I began to appreciate the human dimensions of climate change, which for this part of the world largely meant more heat, less rain, less forest, more desert. A spark went off within me. I took my newfound passion for finding more environmentally sustainable ways to meet our basic (and not so basic) energy needs to New England, where...
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