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Massachusetts regulators have approved a tightly-regulated home delivery system for adult-use marijuana.

The state's Cannabis Control Commission voted 4-1 Sept. 24, 2019, to grant final approval for the system. Legal deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2020.

For two years, the commission will only give delivery permits to participants in its social equity program, as well as smaller growers and businesses owned by state residents.

Commissioners say it makes sense to prioritize smaller businesses since delivery programs will likely be cheaper to start than a retail store.

Consumers will be required to visit a store to verify they're at least 21 years old before they can place delivery orders.

Delivery workers will also have to wear a body camera during customer interactions to deter theft.

Feature Image: Deliveries of marijuana are set to begin in Massachusetts in 2020, after regulators voted Sept. 24, 2019, to approve rules for cannabis couriers. Initially, only businesses in the state's social equity program and smaller growers will operate deliveries for the first two years. (Gina Coleman/Weedmaps)