SECTION 1. Section 76 of chapter 10 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following subsection:-
(i) The commissioner and associate commissioners shall be state employees for the purposes of chapters 268A and 268B.
SECTION 2. Section 77 of said chapter 10 is hereby amended by striking out subsection (a) and inserting in place thereof the following subsection:-
(a)There shall be a cannabis advisory board to study and make recommendations on the regulation of marijuana and marijuana products. The board shall consist of 21 members appointed by the governor and shall consist of the following members or their designees: 1 expert in marijuana cultivation, 1 expert in marijuana retailing, 1 expert in marijuana product manufacturing, 1 expert in marijuana testing, 1 board member or officer of a medical marijuana treatment center, 1 registered medical marijuana patient or marijuana consumer, 2 experts in public health, 2 experts in law enforcement, 2 experts in social welfare or social justice, 2 designees of the Massachusetts Municipal Association, the President of the Massachusetts District Attorney’s Association or designee, 1 expert in substance abuse and treatment, 1 expert in mental health care, the Massachusetts Speaker of the House or designee, the Massachusetts Senate President or designee, the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Sheriffs’ Association or designee, and 1 attorney with experience providing legal services to marijuana businesses, marijuana consumers or medical marijuana patients in the commonwealth. Members of the board shall serve terms of 2 years. Members of the board shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for their expenses actually and necessarily incurred in the discharge of their official duties. Members of the board shall be special state employees for the purposes of chapters 268A and 268B. The board shall meet at the discretion of the commission. A majority of the members of the board present and voting shall constitute a quorum.
SECTION 3. Section 1 of chapter 94G is hereby amended by inserting after subsection (n) the following subsection:-
(n 1/2 ) “Outdoor space”, an outdoor area, open to the air at all times and cannot be enclosed by a wall or side covering.
SECTION 4. Subsection (c) of section 13 of said chapter 94G is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following 2 sentences:- No person shall smoke, consume or use marijuana in a public place or an outdoor space. No person shall smoke marijuana where smoking tobacco is prohibited.
SECTION 5. Chapter 94G of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following section:-
Section 15. No applicant for a marijuana cultivator license, a marijuana product manufacturer license, marijuana testing facility license or a marijuana retailer license, nor any holding, intermediary or subsidiary company thereof, nor any officer, or director of an applicant for any such license or of any holding, intermediary or subsidiary company thereof nor any person or agent on behalf of any such applicant, company or person, nor any experienced marijuana establishment operator, shall directly or indirectly, pay or contribute any money or thing of value to: (i) an individual who holds a municipal, county or state office; (ii) any candidate for nomination or election to any public office in the commonwealth, including a municipal office; or (iii) any group, political party, committee or association organized in support of any such candidate or political party; provided, however, that the provisions of this section shall not prohibit an individual who is a candidate for public office from contributing to the candidate's own campaign.
SECTION 6. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, no person may apply for, and the cannabis control commission shall not accept, an application or issue a: (i) marijuana cultivator license; (ii) marijuana product manufacturer license, (iii) marijuana testing facility license or (iv) marijuana retailer license from cannabis control commission if a city or town, by a vote of its city council, board of selectmen or board of alderman, has voted to declare a moratorium on the location, operation or licensing of any: (i) marijuana cultivator; (ii) marijuana product manufacturer, (iii) marijuana testing facility or (iv) marijuana retailer, as those terms are defined in chapter 94G of the General Laws, within such city or town. Once declared, the moratorium shall take effect. The moratorium shall remain in effect until regulations adopted by the cannabis control commission are published in accordance with section 6 of chapter 30A of the General Laws. For the purposes of this section, the cannabis control commission shall not adopt emergency regulations.
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