By Bob Katzen

The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission announced a series of hearings across the state to get public input on the regulations that it adopted in December on the legalization of recreational marijuana including licensing, cultivation, manufacturing, retail sales, social use, enforcement and administrative appeals.

The hearings kick off on Monday, February 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield. The final hearing is on Tuesday, February 13 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Bolling Municipal Building in Roxbury. In between those two hearings, there are hearings scheduled in Holyoke, Greenfield, Hyannis, Dartmouth, Worcester, Danvers, Boston and West Tisbury.

A complete list of hearings is at

The meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome to testify.

People can also send their thoughts and opinions to CannabisCommission@State.MA.US. Or by regular mail at Cannabis Control Commission, 101 Federal Street, 13th Floor, Boston, MA 02110. The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. on February 15, 2017.

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