SECTION 1: Section 4 of Chapter 94G of the Massachusetts General Laws Acts of 2016, is hereby amended by striking out subsection 3 and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:
(3) qualifications for licensure and minimum standards for employment that are directly and demonstrably related to the operation of a marijuana establishment and similar to qualifications for licensure and employment standards in connection with alcoholic beverages as regulated under chapter 138 of the General Laws; provided that a prior conviction solely for a marijuana-related offense shall not disqualify an individual or otherwise affect eligibility for employment or licensure in connection with a marijuana establishment, unless the offense involved the distribution to a minor;
SECTION 2: Section 5 of Chapter 94G of the Massachusetts General Laws Acts of 2016, is hereby amended by striking out subsection 4 and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:
(4) an individual who will be a controlling person of the proposed marijuana establishment has not been convicted of a felony or convicted of an offense in another state that would be a felony in the commonwealth, except a prior conviction solely for a marijuana offense unless the offense involved distribution to a minor.
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