• Panel OKs draft regulations for Massachusetts pot industry

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    The state’s Cannabis Control Commission voted Thursday on how to regulate the budding industry of recreational marijuana.

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    There were about nine pages of regulations and policy suggestions the Cannabis Control Commission reviewed, many of which had been discussed and previously approved.

    Most of the policies are made with regard to social consumption, which is just another way of saying “smoking or using marijuana outside your house.”

    Some of the regulations include:

    •  $25,000 fine for policies violated by licensed growers and sellers
    • All marijuana establishments must tag and track all marijuana seeds, plants and products.
    • There will be a comprehensive inspection system, which allows employees and consumers to file complaints with the Commission confidentially.

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    The Commission also created a four-tier system for licenses.

    The cost of the licenses ranges from $1,000 to $5,000.

    The regulations are not final after the vote. They will be subject to public hearings over the next few months with some revisions possible before pot shops are licensed to open.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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