Martha’s Vineyard Has A Cannabis Crisis: Medical, Recreational Users Could Run Out Of Access By Fall As Island’s Sole Producer Will Close Soon



The Martha’s Vineyard island in Massachusetts faces a cannabis crisis as Fine Fettle, the island’s only cannabis cultivation and dispensary operation, plans to close. State regulators are exploring alternatives to prevent a supply shortage that could push consumers towards the black market.

Impact Of Federal Regulations On Island Cannabis Supply

The state’s Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) is leading efforts to address the logistical hurdles of transporting cannabis to the island. Federal regulations still prohibit the transportation of cannabis over water and air, with the U.S. Coast Guard enforcing these laws, as cannabis remains classified as an illegal substance. Even though Martha’s Vineyard is just four miles from the Massachusetts mainland, it is only accessible by ferry or plane. Nevertheless, dispensaries on Martha’s Vineyard rely on locally grown cannabis, a supply that is set to disappear with Fine Fettle’s impending closure, reported The Vineyard Gazette.

“We do have quite a bit of inventory, and it’s fresh …

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