Beginning Dec. 23, oversight of the state’s medical marijuana program will be transferred from state health officials to state recreational marijuana regulators.
The state Department of Public Health announced the transition in a joint press release Thursday with the Cannabis Control Commission, which has been overseeing the rollout of the state’s adult-use industry. That agency will take over regulation and oversight of all cannabis-related businesses in the state.
That transition was outlined in a July 2017 bill updating the state’s marijuana laws after Massachusetts residents voted in November 2016 to legalize the use and regulate the sale of cannabis products.
According to the two agencies, medical marijuana patients enrolled in the state’s system should not experience any…