Frank Anzalotti

Executive director, Massachusetts Package Stores Association

Stories by Frank Anzalotti

Mega booze store out for self

Mega booze store out for self

Total Wine’s challenge of state liquor laws could undercut public safety

MASSACHUSETTS LAWS AND regulations governing the sale of alcohol are partially based on the idea of maximizing carefully considered controls and oversight to help reduce negative impacts associated with over-consumption. Recent reports show the Commonwealth’s regulatory approach works. The Bay State has the nation’s second-best record on limiting driving under the influence (DUI), trailing just(...)

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Alcohol provides template for pot regulation

Alcohol provides template for pot regulation

Package store official offers some advice

STATE OFFICIALS NEED TO BEGIN the difficult process of implementing systemic, comprehensive regulatory oversight of retail marijuana sales. Fortunately, the existing regulatory system for the sale of alcohol provides an invaluable framework to effectively oversee retail marijuana. The first order of business will be appointing a three-member Cannabis Control Commission and a 15-member Cannabis Advisory(...)

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