DPH preps medical-pot move to new panel
BOSTON — The Department of Public Health is expected to make regulatory changes to the state’s medical-marijuana program early next month, and the agency is already starting to strategize its migration to the Cannabis Control Commission.
The changes to the program will come in the waning days of DPH’s oversight of the medical-marijuana program and as the CCC prepares to bring the existing medical program under its control by the end of next year. The two agencies met last week to begin plotting the handoff.
“The Department of Public Health and the Cannabis Control Commission had a productive meeting (Friday) on the implementation of legalized recreational marijuana and a smooth transition in the oversight of the medical marijuana program to the CCC,” DPH spokeswoman Ann Scales said in an email.
Sheriff: Bail overhaul working elsewhere
BOSTON — As state senators prepare to take up a bill this week that would overhaul the state’s bail system, one Massachusetts sheriff said he’s seeing positive signs from other states that have undertaken bail reform.